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Bukola Saraki To U.S: Extend Visa Ban To Electoral, Judicial Officers Septemb by ridwanomooba: 8:29pm On Sep 16, 2020
Bukola Saraki To U.S: Extend Visa Ban To Electoral, Judicial Officers


September 16, 2020



Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged the United States (U.S) to expand the visa ban it slammed on Nigerian politicians to include electoral officers, security officials and judicial officers who undermine the nation’s democracy by their actions during and after elections.

He also called for a strong enforcement of the law which provides for punishment of politicians, law enforcement agents, ordinary citizens and electoral officers who are caught subverting the electoral process.

“All stakeholders must show commitment to diligent enforcement of and compliance with the law. This has been addressed in the 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2019 worked upon by the Eighth National Assembly,” he said.



Saraki spoke on Tuesday on the topic: Electoral Reforms and Democracy, at an event organised by the Centre for Advancement of Civil Liberties to mark the International Day of Democracy.

The former Senate President submitted that a faulty electoral process is a threat to Nigeria’s democracy.

He enjoined the Ninth National Assembly to expedite action on the Electoral Act as the next general election is almost 30 months away.

Saraki said: “Nothing threatens our democracy more than a faulty electoral process. We cannot afford to allow our populace to lose faith in the democratic process. That will be a recipe for chaos.”

Also, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday hailed the U.S for imposing visa ban on some Nigerian politicians accused of allegedly undermining democracy and electoral process.

In a statement by its spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan, the main opposition said: “It is instructive to note that this announcement by the U.S, which reinforces the determination for resistance in Nigeria, is also an unambiguous caution to the sacked National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, the APC governorship candidates in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his Ondo counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, over their plots to use violence to undermine the sanctity of the Edo and Ondo state governorship elections

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Re: Bukola Saraki To U.S: Extend Visa Ban To Electoral, Judicial Officers Septemb by Nobody: 8:38pm On Sep 16, 2020
All our politicians should be banned including you SARAKI.

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Re: Bukola Saraki To U.S: Extend Visa Ban To Electoral, Judicial Officers Septemb by solmus: 8:43pm On Sep 16, 2020
Otoge movement really pain Saraki

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Re: Bukola Saraki To U.S: Extend Visa Ban To Electoral, Judicial Officers Septemb by ZeroAccess: 8:44pm On Sep 16, 2020
If giving them life ban will make this evil men have a rethink. We are ok with it.

They should also extend it to there immediately and extended families.

Evil men

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Re: Bukola Saraki To U.S: Extend Visa Ban To Electoral, Judicial Officers Septemb by Nobody: 8:47pm On Sep 16, 2020
imagine thief dey call person ole
They are all same jare
Re: Bukola Saraki To U.S: Extend Visa Ban To Electoral, Judicial Officers Septemb by Jmk9292(m): 9:03pm On Sep 16, 2020
America banning politicians may not be enough....... Nigerian youths should shun praise singing and tribalism, come together, be sensitive and use the power of votes and ban these old wizards out of power for life...... that would be a more profitable ban.

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Re: Bukola Saraki To U.S: Extend Visa Ban To Electoral, Judicial Officers Septemb by Jdbrasco2: 9:08pm On Sep 16, 2020
Take the message

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