The United Kingdom has, maintained that it respects Nigeria’s sovereignty.
The UK said it would never interfere with Nigeria’s internal affairs, especially as regards the elections in the country.
It stated this through the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Catriona Laing on Tuesday.
It also said that it would be deploying over 100 observers to cover 15 states in Nigeria during the general elections.
Ms Laing made this known while speaking as a guest on Nigerian Info FM in Abuja on Tuesday.
She said, “it is our job to stand with the people of Nigeria in this democratic journey.
“As an independent observer country, we respect Nigeria’s sovereignty; it is our job to stand with the people of Nigeria in this democratic journey.”
“The process is what matters to us. This is why we will be deploying over 100 observers covering 15 states to support observer missions from the European Union, United States Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria and other local observers.
“We are confident that many things have been put in place since 2015 to strengthen the process.
“We’ve invested heavily as a partner with the Independent National Electoral Commission and civil societies to strengthen those institutions and make the process stronger.”
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