President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday made a veiled reference to a controversial comment by Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, ahead of the general elections.
He said this in his speech during a national broadcast and monitored by DAILY POST.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governor made the threat when he featured on NTA’s Tuesday Live programme anchored by Cyril Stober.
“Those that are calling for anyone to come and intervene in Nigeria, we are waiting for the person that would come and intervene, they would go back in body bags,” the governor had said.
He noted that Nigeria had intervened militarily in Sierra Leone and Liberia in the 1990s on resolution international community and as a gesture of “neighbourliness”.
“We are trying to run our country as decently as possible,” he said.
El-Rufai’s statement came after the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union warned the Nigerian government of interfering in the election.
Their reaction followed the suspension of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In an apparent response, Buhari said: “I want to assure all Nigerians, the diplomatic community and all foreign election observers of their safety and full protection.
“Any comments or threats of intimidation from any source do not represent the position of the Federal Government of Nigeria.”