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US Gov. Imposes Travel Ban on Politicians Who Rigged Kogi & Bayelsa States Elections

The United States Government has imposed a travelling ban on some Nigerian politicians it claimed it rigged the November 2019 elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.
The spokesperson for the Department of State, Morgan Ortagus, made this known in a statement on Monday.

“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 and October 2020 Edo and Ondo State elections,” the statement read in part.

It added that these individuals whose identities were not revealed, “operated with impunity at the expense of the Nigerian people and have undermined democratic principles.”

The US said that the move was in line with its commitment to ensure democracy is strengthened in Nigeria

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