The Chinese government has expressed its readiness to continue to support Nigeria to manage its own internal affairs without any interference .
According to the President’ s senior media aide , Femi Adesina , this position was made known on Thursday by the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang , while fielding questions on the nation ’ s coming general elections at a regular press conference .
Adesina , who wrote via his Facebook wall , said , when asked about the Chinese government ’ s comment on the elections in Nigeria against the backdrop of the postponement of the poll last week and the reactions such generated from the international community, Shuang said , “ We have noted the relevant situation.
“The Chinese side hopes and believes that Nigeria ’ s presidential and parliamentary elections will be held successfully and smoothly.
“ I would like to point out that Nigeria is an important country in Africa .
Peace , stability and development of Nigeria serve the interests of the Nigerian people , the region and Africa at large.
“ China always stands for the principle of non- interference in other country’ s internal affairs .
“ We believe the Nigerian government and people are capable of managing the relevant election affairs . ”