The Embassy of China in Nigeria has debunked an online news alleging that the People’s Republic of China is supporting the Minister of Transportation of Nigeria, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, for the 2023 Presidential Election.
In reference to a press release by the People’s Republic of China Embassy in Nigeria, it says that “mutual respect and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs is the basic principle and long-term commitment of China’s diplomacy”.
The full statement shared on the website and official handle of the embassy:-
The attention of the Embassy of China has been drawn to a misleading report on an online news portal, alleging that Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, Hon. Minister of Transport of Nigeria and one of the aspirants to the 2023 Presidential Election, “has secured the backing of the Chinese Government”, and “…several meetings were held between Amaechi’s allies and the Chinese Government”, even claiming that “China needs to … install its dominance in Africa”. The general public is kindly reminded to ignore it and keep vigilant on this kind of fake news, which is fabricated with ulterior motives.
Mutual respect and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs is the basic principle and long-term commitment of China’s diplomacy. With respect to Nigeria’s democratic political system, we are confident in the capacity of the Nigerian Government and people of organizing and conducting a successful general election.