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Ohanaeze backs US restriction ban on Nigerian electoral offenders

Ohanaeze backs US restriction ban on Nigerian electoral offenders

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council,(OYC), an Igbo socio-cultural organization, has commended the United States of America for imposing a visa ban on politicians undermining the Nigerian democratic process.

The Igbo group lamented that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Security Agencies and the Judiciary, have allegedly continued to aid anti-democratic forces in undermining the nation’s electoral process

The group revealed that it would furnish the US government with facts and details to extend its hammers on corrupt public officeholders.

OYC, in a press statement signed by its President, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Secretary-General, Okwu Nnabuike, and issued on Friday, posited that the US move was a true reflection of the wishes of a majority of Nigerian citizenry and further urged the US government to extend the visa ban on sponsors of the nefarious killings across the country.

According to the Igbo youths, this travel ban and visa restrictions on the people shortlisted will strengthen all the democratic institutions in Nigeria and instil faith in the citizens that their votes will count in future elections, and would as well, accelerates President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government’s efforts to send a new electoral reform bill to the National Assembly and sign it into law.

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