The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the United States government for imposing a visa ban on individuals found guilty of undermining democracy and the electoral process in Nigeria.
The US government on Monday, September 14, announced the decision to impose a visa ban on any individual found guilty of rigging the 2019 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi state, as well as anyone found guilty of undermining democratic practices in the building towards the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo state.
In a statement released today, September 15 by its National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the visa ban should be extended to the family members and assets of such persons. The party also enjoined the European Union and the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to also take a queue from the US government and issue a visa ban on anyone that works against democratic processes in Nigeria.
The statement in part reads;
“Our party enjoins the United States Department of State to include family members and assets of such anti-democratic agents who have destroyed the credibility of our electoral.