The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the United States visa ban on some Nigerians that rigged the elections vindicates his claim.
The U.S. State Department, through its spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus, on Tuesday, said it had put visa ban on some Nigerians who “operated with impunity at the expense of the Nigerian people and undermined democratic principles and human rights.”
Abubakar his reaction, described the 2019 presidential election as a “daylight robbery.”
He said: “It seems that day has come. After many months of living in denial, the Buhari regime is now faced with the truth in the form of a US visa ban on politicians who undermined Nigeria’s democracy.”
However, in its statement, the U.S. did not mention the names of the individuals that will be affected by the visa ban.
Atiku, who is currently in court challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23ed election, said the federal government was using propaganda to cover up the daylight robbery.