El-Rufai, while speaking on Tuesday Live, a late-night programme on the NTA anchored by Cyril Stober, said the comments by the foreign countries over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari was tantamount to undue interference in the affairs of Nigeria.
He warned the foreign countries to steer clear of the internal affairs of Nigeria, saying that they won’t be there to partake if a crisis broke out in the country.
The governor said, “Those that are calling for everyone to come and intervene in Nigeria, we are waiting for the person that will come and intervene. They will go back in body bags. Because nobody will come to Nigeria and tell us how to run our country. We’ve got that independence and we are trying to run our country as decently as possible and we know the history of those countries that are trying to teach us these things; we have read their history. We also know that in their stages of development they went through these challenges.
“So, please, let’s work together; let’s advise one another but don’t lecture us.”
Joining many other Nigerians in condemning the Governor for his comment on Twitter on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode said that El-Rufai is playing with fire which will consume him.
He tweeted: “You are planning to rig the election and you know that the only way you can possibly “win” is by announcing fake results. You threaten foreigners that any of them that interferes with ur rigging plans will go home in body bags. You are playing with fire and it will consume you!”
You are planning to rig the election and you know that the only way you can possibly "win" is by announcing fake results. You threaten foreigners that any of them that interferes with ur rigging plans will go home in body bags. You are playing with fire and it will consumme you!
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) February 6, 2019