Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has commended the United States (US) for imposing a visa ban on Nigerians “undermining democracy” in the country.
Information Nigeria had earlier reported that, Antony Blinken, US secretary of state, said the actions were taken after it was observed that some persons were found complicit in undermining democracy in the recent elections in Nigeria.
Blinken said the visa ban showed commitment and support to strengthening democracy in Nigeria.
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He also said the restrictions were not targeted at the country’s general populace or the government but aimed at curbing corruption.
However, reacting on Twitter on Thursday, former vice president, Abubakar asked other countries “to follow suit”.
“I welcome the United States visa ban on anti-democratic elements whose actions seek to undermine the 2023 elections in Nigeria
“I encourage other established democracies to follow suit to ensure that there’s no hiding place for the enemies of our democracy,” Atiku tweeted.