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US imposes visa ban on riggers of Kogi, Bayelsa election

The United States of America on Monday imposed visa ban on individuals who rigged 2019 Kogi and Bayelsa state elections.

In a statement signed by the spokesperson for the Department of State, Morgan Ortagus, US said: “In July 2019, we announced the imposition of visa restrictions on Nigerians who undermined the February and March 2019 elections.

“The Department of State emphasises that the actions announced today are specific to certain individuals and not directed at the Nigerian people.

“This decision reflects the Department of State’s commitment to working with the Nigerian government to realize its expressed commitment to end corruption and strengthen democracy, accountability, and respect for human rights,” the statement read.

It condemned the acts of violence, intimidation, or corruption that harmed Nigerians and undermined the democratic process.

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