Moshood Salvador, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos State chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has appealed to the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) to stop interference in Nigerian politics to avoid heating up the polity.
Salvador said Osun election was free, fair and very peaceful and wondered why the international community wanted to cry more than the bereaved.
“The international community should not make nonsense of all the efforts of the players at the Osun election; it is high time they stopped all that in this country, they should not come to Nigeria to created problems for us. Nigerians are wiser now,” he said.
“Boko Haram is there, and we have not seen much of their efforts to curtail their activities, we expect them to appreciate our efforts,” he added.
Salvador said that the nation was not under US or UK, wondering why they would want to heat up the polity by certain comments concerning the election.
“They are just observers and we would not allow them to come and create problems for us because we invited them to come and observe, except they would not want us to invite them again,” he said.
Salvador noted that with the election in Osun it showed that Nigeria had got it right once again.
“Osun election was another development in the life of our democracy; it is a fantastic development that Nigeria democracy has shown in the technicality of election decisions. Everything that was done was in line with the regulations of our elections and the conduct of participants showed that we are now democratically of age.
He noted that it was normal for anyone who had lost to get disgruntled, noting that even in the US when Democrats lose they would point accusing fingers at the Republicans and vice versa, maintaining that there was nothing extra-ordinary with what PDP had been saying about that election.
“Losers must find excuses to justify their positions,” he said.
Commending the INEC, APC and PDP, he said that PDP fought gallantly, even though it lost the election.