President Donald Trump Imposes Visa Ban On Election Riggers In Kogi, Bayelsa, Edo And Ondo

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The United States President, Donald Trump on Monday imposed additional visa restrictions on over election-related activities in the African nation, the State Department said, accusing them of being responsible for undermining the democratic process.

According report, the restrictions were imposed on the individuals, who were not named, “for their actions surrounding the November 2019 and Bayelsa State elections and in the run-up to the September and October 2020 and State elections,” the State Department said in a statement.

“These individuals have so far operated with impunity at the expense of the people and have undermined democratic principles,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in the statement.
In 2019, the United States imposed visa restrictions on it said had undermined elections in February and March of that year.
The State Department said it warned in a statement last year that it would consider consequences, including visa restrictions, on those responsible for organizing election-related violence or undermining the democratic process.

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