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United States imposes visa ban on 2019 Nigeria’s election riggers

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Notable Nigerian political figures may not be able to travel to The United States anytime soon as the U. S Department of State has imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians who undermined democracy in the February 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections, FirmAfrica can authoritatively report.

The spokesperson for the Department of States Morgan Ortagus confirmed the development in a tweet on her verified twitter handle.

The tweet reads :

“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.

The department, however, did not list the names of the individuals or say how many were affected by the visa ban, but it clearly pointed out that it was for those who undermined the process.



It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term in office in February in an election characterized by logistical problems, violence and killings.

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