The ruling All Progressives Party, APC, has sent out a warning to the international community in the face of mounting aggression.
The party warned the United States Embassy in Nigeria, the EU Mission and the government of France to stop their interference in the country’s affairs.
Foreign missions are hereby warned to desist from further interference and engaging elements that seek to destabilize the peace of Nigeria, the APC Situation Room said in a statement on Sunday night.
” Our attention has been drawn to the trend of international foreign missions and observer groups buying into the false propaganda and fake results being tweeted and put out by the opposition party and its candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.”
” We note that the EU Mission, United States Embassy in Nigeria particularly and even for a brief moment the President of France, has been involved in this unfortunate activity despite the call of well meaning countries like China and Russia, that Nigeria’s elections should not be interfered with.
” Despite this trend, Nigeria’s Intelligence Agencies having penetrated the plans of nefarious elements to make Nigeria ungovernable despite the low level of violence compared to previous years, is now monitoring channels where Mr. Abubakar and his party are putting out fake results and the situation is under control.”
” The independence and sovereignty of African Nations should and must be respected, the party said.
The warning comes hours after a ranking member of the U.S House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Rep Chris Smith, called on INEC to announce Saturday’s election immediately, warning that there was pressure to tamper with official results.
Smith in a statement obtained by Per Second News in Washington, asked U.S Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo to hold officials of election saboteurs accountable.
” Well-placed sources report that in some states and localities including Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Abia —INEC Commissioners are receiving enormous pressure to alter poll results. This must not be allowed to happen, the U.S lawmaker said.
” I also ask Secretary Pompeo to hold accountable anyone who seeks to cheat the Nigerian people.”