Parties Support The US Denying Visas To Election Riggers
The United States’ decision to impose visa restrictions on those Nigerians suspected of subverting democracy has been hailed by the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party as a positive milestone. However, the sanctioned individuals, whose identities he withheld, won’t be eligible for US visas, according to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who announced on Wednesday.
The senior diplomat added that certain relatives of those denied entry to the US might face the same limitation. However, Blinken made it clear that neither the Nigerian people nor the government was the focus of the visa ban. The US government’s dedication to assisting Nigeria in its efforts to fight corruption and enhance democracy and the rule of law was reflected in it, according to him.
Bala Ibrahim, the APC’s director of publicity, said in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH that the party opposed anything that could endanger the nation’s democracy and advocated punishment against those proven to be responsible. According to Debo Ologunagba, the party’s national publicity secretary, the PDP has been asking for such sanctions. On the other hand, Tanko Yunusa, the spokesperson for the Labour Party’s presidential campaign, praised the US for acting to thwart the plans of Nigeria’s “enemies,” who are determined to get their way no matter what.