Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reacted to a Visa Ban slammed on some politicians in Nigeria.
On Monday, the Unites States Government announced Visa bans on politicians responsible for manipulating/disrupting elections in Nigeria. According to Sahara Reporters, Former Edo Governor and National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje were reportedly affected by the ban.
Saraki hailed the US government for the action. He wrote;
“I join millions of Nigerians to commend the United Kingdom and other international partners for responding swiftly to protect Nigeria’s democracy with visa restrictions and asset bans for electoral saboteurs.”
“I appeal to the European Union to follow suit. This is necessary to send the right and strong signal that those who undermine democracy in Nigeria are enemies of the rest of the democratic world.”
“The sanctions should go beyond politicians and include electoral officers, security officials and judicial officers who undermine our democracy by their actions during and after elections.”