- The People’s Republic of China says it won't interfere in Nigeria's elections
- The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, said his country always stands for the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries
- The spokesman says China hopes and believes that Nigeria's elections will be held successfully and smoothly
The People’s Republic of China has stated that it won't interfere in Nigeria's elections taking place on Saturday, February 23.
The disclosure was made on Thursday, February 21, by the spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Geng Shuang, while addressing members of the media during a press conference, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that he said: “China always stands for the principle of non-interference in other countries' internal affairs. We believe the Nigerian government and people are capable of managing the relevant election affairs."
The spokesman also added that his country “hopes and believes” that Nigeria’s presidential and National Assembly elections will be held “successfully and smoothly”.
Shuang noted Nigeria’s “importance” to Africa's development and that of the global community.
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that ahead of the 2019 general elections, the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, urged the international community to respect the sovereignty of Nigeria and allow her solve internal challenges without interference.
Onyeama said that Nigeria, being a sovereign nation, would not allow herself to be dictated to, since she would not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.
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