BREAKING: Victory For Atiku, As America Finally Imposes Visa Ban On 2019 Election Riggers

By Post-Nigeria: July 24, 2019 12:00

BREAKING: Victory For Atiku, As America Finally Imposes Visa Ban On 2019 Election Riggers

The United States of America, USA, has finally imposed visa restrictions on some Nigerians, for undermining the democratic process in the country, during the 2019 general elections.
The US, explained that the affected individuals operated with impunity at the expense of Nigerians, and undermined democratic principles and human rights.
Those affected include individuals indicted for electoral violence, rigging, and other anti-democratic activities, before, during, and after the 2019 elections.
The Spokesman for the US Department of State, Morgan Ortagus, who disclosed this in a statement in Washington, explained that the visa restrictions will affect Nigerians believed to be responsible for undermining democracy in Nigeria.
Ortagus further disclosed that the US had earlier warned in its statement, on January 24, 2019, that the American government would consider consequences, including visa restrictions, for individuals responsible for undermining the Nigerian democratic process, or for organising election-related violence.
The statement read partly: “To that end, the Secretary of State is imposing visa restrictions on Nigerians believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining democracy in Nigeria.

“These individuals have operated with impunity at the expense of the Nigerian people, and undermined democratic principles and human rights.

“The Department of State emphasises that the actions announced today, are specific to certain individuals, and not directed at the Nigerian people or the newly elected government.

“This decision reflects the Department of State’s commitment to working with the Nigerian government, to realise its expressed commitment to end corruption, and strengthen democracy, accountability, and respect for human rights.”