US imposes visa ban on individuals involved in election rigging in Kogi, Bayelsa, Edo and Ondo states

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                      US imposes visa ban on individuals involved in election rigging in Kogi, Bayelsa, Edo and Ondo states

The United States has imposed a visa ban on individuals for their actions in the November 2019 Kogi and Bayelsa State elections and in the run-up to the September and October 2020 Edo and Ondo State elections.

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said the visa restriction will also include individuals involved in negative practices in the run-up to the September and October 2020 Edo and Ondo State elections due to their conduct in the run-up to the poll.

The US didn’t reveal names of the individuals banned.

A statement signed by the spokesperson for the Department of State, Morgan Ortagus, on Monday, September 14 reads;

“In July 2019, we announced the imposition of visa restrictions on Nigerians who undermined the February and March 2019 elections. Today, the Secretary of State is imposing additional visa restrictions on individuals for their actions surrounding the November 2019 Kogi and Bayelsa State elections and in the run up to the September…



Source: Linda Ikeji