FG supports the US visa ban on election tampering
The US government’s decision to impose a visa ban on politicians and other individuals who meddle with the 2023 general elections has the support of THE Federal Government.
Speaking during the 20th Edition of President Muhammadu Buhari Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023) in Abuja on January 30, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed stated that the Federal Government supported the plan.
Mohammed emphasized that free, fair, and credible elections were a priority for the Buhari administration.
Reacting to the statement issued by the United State Secretary of State, Antony Blinken on plans to slam a visa ban on some Nigerians believed to be responsible for undermining democracy and credible election in Nigeria, the minister said: “Let those who undermine our democracy be sanctioned, and let them carry their own cross.
“Because our hands are clean, we as a government have no cause for concern.”
“As a government, we are delighted to declare that no administration has exhibited more devotion to the democratic process than ours since Nigeria’s return to democratic governance in 1999,” he continued.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been the only president since 1999 to be as clear-cut about leaving office after serving the legally required two terms.
Mohammed pointed out that by enacting the Election Act 2022 and implementing other electoral innovations, Buhari had provided INEC with unrivaled assistance.