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US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Racoon(m): 7:50pm On Sep 14
US DEPARTMENT OF STATE

PRESS STATEMENT

MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

The United States is a steadfast supporter of Nigerian democracy. We commend all those Nigerians who participated in elections throughout 2019 and have worked to strengthen Nigerian democratic institutions and processes.

We remain committed to working together to advance democracy and respect for human rights and achieve greater peace and prosperity for both our nations. We condemn the acts of violence, intimidation, or corruption that harmed Nigerians and undermined the democratic process.

As the Edo and Ondo State off-cycle elections near, we urge all stakeholders, including the Independent National Electoral Commission, the political parties, and the security services, to uphold the tenets of democracy and facilitate genuinely free and fair elections, conducted in an appropriately transparent and non-violent manner.

In a statement on January 24, 2019, the U.S. Government said we would consider consequences – including visa restrictions – for individuals responsible for undermining the Nigerian democratic process or for organizing election-related violence. 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. These individuals have so far operated with impunity at the expense of the Nigerian people and have undermined democratic principles.

The Department of State emphasizes 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.

https://www.state.gov/

https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-us-slams-visa-ban-on-election-riggers-in-nigeria/amp?__twitter_impression=true

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Brandstudio01: 7:53pm On Sep 14
No wonder some don't like this President.
But the issue is that, our breed of politicians can do just anything for money. Regardless

Abeg jare , I will Design a Professional Logo for your product or Business for 2k Only.

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Racoon(m): 7:57pm On Sep 14
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.

These individuals have so far operated with impunity at the expense of the Nigerian people and have undermined democratic principles.

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Racoon(m): 8:02pm On Sep 14
The US electoral system is not free from malpractice but they work assiduously to make it work.However in our own case, brazen abuse & destruction of our democratic & electioneering process have continued shamelessly by so called political leaders.Imagine one year gone & the NASS, INEC or government are still slow dragging on electoral reforms?

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Xisnin(m): 8:04pm On Sep 14
Funny people.

When did "visa restriction" becomes a punishment?

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Alex9999: 8:06pm On Sep 14
Xisnin:
Funny people.

When did "visa restriction" becomes a punishment?

What other punishment do you suggest? Arrest? You are the funny guy/girl

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Racoon(m): 12:39am On Sep 15
Hope the ban will include their families, cronies, INEC officials, security agencies, party leaders & supporters?
Since they dont want genuine electoral reforms then let foreign powers help restart the process for us.

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by OreMI22: 3:44am On Sep 15
If only the US can make it a 50 years Visa ban. Banning an election rigger for a few years means nothing to these men.

Nonetheless, I thank Donald Trump for taking some action against those that undermine democracy. The morally bankrupt Barack Obama crew would have lauded them and secretly welcome them in the USA.

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by AsiwajuNdigbo: 4:03am On Sep 15
Elrufai has lost travel privileges to US.

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by DMerciful(m): 4:09am On Sep 15
Trump needs to win 2020 election to ensure sanity in Nigeria 2023 elections grin

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by IduNaOba: 4:43am On Sep 15
I hope trump wins again.
Nwanne ipob should prepare for eastern leaders
The ekweremadu treatment go go well for them in case they escape this bias restrictions come abroad

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by anonimi: 5:00am On Sep 15
Timely warning to the wannabe godfather coNrade Oshi-omo- Ole who wants to rig his packaged acid-throwing cultist and thief as Edo governor.
No room for the remote control of Barawo Bubu and the pain of rigging by the fake progressive chairman as they did in Osun.
#Rig_and_Roast activated.








Issame:
Oshiomole Mistakenly Says APC Rigged Osun Election (Video)

"I think that for democracy to flourish, only people who can accept the pain of *rigging* (sorry, defeat) should participate in an election"

- Adams Oshiomole, APC Chairman



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGVgmNPbKWA

Source:
http://nairaplus.com/2018/09/oshiomole-mistakenly-confess-to-rigging-osun-election-video/

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by goldtube(m): 5:00am On Sep 15
undecided
Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by AltCtrlDel: 5:01am On Sep 15
E don be

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by willexyaho(m): 5:02am On Sep 15
Will that make them have sense

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Eriggs: 5:03am On Sep 15
no be today dat one don dey happen.
na dem hands dem go take lift am if dem tire

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Temitopemo6e6(m): 5:03am On Sep 15
it has gotten to the extent of westerners trying to
intervene indirectly with the way things are done in this country cause of our leaders incompetence ,other countries should follow suit in extending
the Visa restrictions to Buhari and all his Cabinets so they will all know that they are stuck with us
here in Naija..Bunch of Clowns.

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by ednut1(m): 5:03am On Sep 15
jokers. when did usa become a court that convicts lol. Should Clinton,Bush and Obama not be in Hague by now for crimes against humanity

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Reinaldo: 5:03am On Sep 15
Good

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Eriggs: 5:04am On Sep 15
AsiwajuNdigbo:
Elrufai has lost travel privileges to US.
and where u lose privilege travel to? Umuahia or ogbomosho?

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Damseldammie(f): 5:04am On Sep 15
Should be more effective on 9ja polithiefians

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Eriggs: 5:05am On Sep 15
Damseldammie:
Should be more effective on 9ja polithiefians
they are supposed to place d ban on only political office holders for real

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Hferryman(m): 5:06am On Sep 15
This 9ja Government Go just Dey Fall Our Hands big time. Wetin be Yankee Palava For 9ja matter again.

Make our government no Dey less us for all these oyinbo people anymore.

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by anonimi: 5:07am On Sep 15
willexyaho:
Will that make them have sense

The Americans have helped us a bit, the main job is ours.


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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Mindlog: 5:11am On Sep 15
DMerciful:
Trump needs to win 2020 election to ensure sanity in Nigeria 2023 elections grin

cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by cheango: 5:11am On Sep 15
YAYA BELLO, GANDUJE AND CO, hope we won't find them on the list

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Eriggs: 5:11am On Sep 15
cheango:
YAYA BELLO, GANDUJE AND CO, hope we won't find them on the list
those are the only names that came to your brain out of all the criminals and thieves in Naija. hypo people dem

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by fasho01(m): 5:12am On Sep 15
Right step in the right direction. However, who are these specific individuals?
Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by jaxxy(m): 5:13am On Sep 15
Racoon:
The US electoral system is not free from malpractice but they work assiduously to make it work.However in our own case, brazen abuse & destruction of our democratic & electioneering process have continued shamelessly by so called leaders.Imagine one year gone & the NASS, INEC or government are still slow dragging on electoral reforms?

Our elections is now characterized/determined by touts, thuggery, comprised security agencies and staggered elections which is disgraceful. The Us must sanitize these menace.

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Nchenches: 5:16am On Sep 15
Visa restriction is like a tap on the back of election fraudsters in Nigeria.

What have they lost in not going to the US?

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Re: US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes by Ogonimilitant(m): 5:17am On Sep 15
Ok

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