President Buhari Warns Diplomats Against Interfering In Nigeria’s Politics

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President Muhammadu Buhari has advised diplomats to stay within the limits of their schedules, and not intrude in the internal politics of the country, ahead of 2023 general elections.

The president gave the warning at the presentation of Letters of Credence for the Ambassadors of Czech Republic, Zdenek Krejci; Italy, Stephano De Leo; Spain, Juan Ignacio Sell Sanz and Israel, Michael Shual Freeman at the State House, Abuja on Thursday.

Ambassadors assuming their diplomatic responsibilities in Nigeria at very interesting political period as Nigeria’s national elections are due in early 2023.

He charged the new diplomats to settle down in the face of these developments, it is my hope that they will also be guided by diplomatic practice, to ensure that their activities remain within the limits of your profession as you monitor the build-up to and the conduct of the general elections next year.

The president called for the support of the envoys in tackling rising global insecurity, and strengthening of communality. Buhari urged the Ambassadors to build lasting friendships in the course of performing their duties that will go beyond their assignments in Nigeria.

On the regional level, the president said Nigeria would continue to work with other member-states of ECOWAS and regional blocs to deal with the problems of terrorism, trans-border crimes, banditry, maritime issues and unconstitutional change of government.

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