– Nigeria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has advised the United States not to cross the line in the forthcoming presidential election
– The Nigerian Government have accused the US, UK, and EU of interfering in the country’s electoral process
According to a new statement from the Min. for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, he has made it known to the United States of America not to cross the line in the forthcoming election.
A report made it known that the Nigerian foreign affairs Minister made this known yesterday when he met with the representatives of Africa on the US National Security Council.
Present at the close door meeting was the Senior Director for Africa and Special Assistant to the United States President, Cyril Sartor.
Prior to this statement, the Federal Government had challenged the US, UK, and the EU for interfering in the country’s internal issue.
This recent statement comes after the US made it stand known on issue of the suspended CJN Walter Onnoghen.
Geoffrey Onyeama after the closed-door meeting made it known to reporters that he met a representative for Africa on the US National Security Council and they ”discussed elections in Nigeria and I pointed out that the government was absolutely determined to have free, fair, credible and transparent elections, that Mr. President has invested in that.
“And also, that I had summoned the US Ambassador to discuss some of the utterances that have been made and some of which we felt were not helpful and that while we welcome very much the role they had played in 2015, and the role that they are continuing to play, that they should be careful not to cross the line between observing and supporting the process and appearing to be partisan and interfering in the process.”