The United States (U.S.) Department has announced the restrictions of its visa on Nigerians who were involved in rigging the concluded 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections.
Although the department did not list the names of the affected individuals or how many they are, it, however, made it clear that the ban was for those who tried to or undermined democracy in the last Nigerian elections.
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This was made known by Morgan Ortagus, spokesperson of the department, in a statement, where she said: “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,” Ortagus added.