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USA Imposes Visa Ban on People Who Undermined Democracy

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The United States has taken steps to impose visa restrictions on specific individuals for undermining the democratic process during the just concluded 2023 general elections.

“These individuals have been involved in the intimidation of voters through threats and physical violence, the manipulation of vote results, and other activity that undermines Nigeria’s democratic process,” Blinken added.

Citing Section 212(a)(3)C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Blinken explained that “these individuals will be subject to restrictions on visas to the United States under a policy covering those believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining democracy”.

However, the US Government did not mention any of the individuals or groups of persons perceived to have undermined Nigeria’s 2023 polls.

MoneyCentral analysis expects that MC Oluomo of Lagos and Governor of Lagos Nyesom Wike will be among the politically exposed people the USA imposed Visa Bans on.

Oluomo has been implicated in voters Suppression in Lagos State, through the intimidation of voters and Wike through threats and physical violence.

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