The United States (U.S.) Department has imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians it confirmed were involved in attempting to or undermined democracy in our 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections.
However, the Department did not list the names of the individuals or say how many were affected by the visa ban.
Nevertheless, it clearly pointed out that it was for those who undermined the process.
In a twit on Tuesday, Spokeswoman of the Department, Morgan Ortagus, wrote: “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.
Despite logistical problems, violence and killings which characterized the elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared President Muhammadu Buhari winner of the February presidential election, a victory which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate in the poll, Atiku Abubakar is challenging in court at the moment.