The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has reacted to the threat by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai that foreigners who interfere in the forthcoming elections will be put in “body bags”.
Speaking with DAILY POST, spokesperson of Ohanaeze, Chuks Ibegbu said El-Rufai’s threat was appropriate if it was targeted against foreigners plotting to compromise the forthcoming election.
Ibegbu, however, stated that if the threat was against countries like the United States, US, and other western countries that have shown concern over Nigeria’s democracy then it’s inappropriate.
He said: “Well for me if it’s targeted against foreigners who are coming to compromise our elections then he is right, foreigners have no business interfering with our elections.
“Foreigners from any angle have no business interfering with our elections, it’s not done anywhere. There is no country where foreigners interfere in their elections so if his concern is genuine and not bias, then he is right.
“Foreigners should not interfere in our elections and I just hope by foreigners he doesn’t mean those that are concerned about the credibility of our elections like the United States, Europe, if these are the foreigners he’s referring to then he doesn’t mean well.”