Electoral Violence: PDP hails US over Visa ban on Politicians, charges European Countries to do the same
The major opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, hails the United States of America for handling Visa ban to electoral political violence instigators in Nigeria. The United States Department of States revealed that some Nigerians are now handed Visa ban and restriction from entering the United States of America over their involvement in electoral violence.
The Peoples Democratic Party urged American Government to extend the Visa ban placed on the politicians to their families and withhold their assets in the country so as to serve as a deterrent to others planning to disrupt the electoral process in the country.
PDP also advises the European Union, United Arabs Emirate (UAE), and Saudi Arabia to implement such measures to help in ending the rising cases of electoral violence in Nigeria.
The list of Nigeria’s politicians on the fresh list of the Visa ban includes Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano and sacked APC national chairman Adams Oshiomole.
The trio was placed on Visa ban by the United States Government for their roles in electoral violence in the in 2019 General election, State election in Kogi and Bayelsa.
The election that produced both Abdullahi Ganduje and Yahaya Bello in their second term as governors were marred with serious irregularities, rigging, intimidation, and violence.
The United State Government also extend the Visa restriction placed on Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai following his graft involvement case in 2010.
The United States Department of State also warned anyone planning to unleash violence on the people and instigate electoral violence in Edo t forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo and Ondo State election will suffer a similar fate.