- The PDP has asked the international community to impose a visa ban on Rotimi Akeredelo and Osagie Ize-Iyamu
- The party made the call in the statement on Wednesday, September 16
- The spokesperson for the party, Kola Ologbondiyan accused Akeredelo and Ize-Iyamu of promoting violence
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the international community to impose a visa ban on Governor Rotimi Akeredelo and Osagie Ize-Iyamu for allegedly undermining the electoral process in Nigeria.
The PDP made the statement on Wednesday, September 16, when lending support for the visa ban imposed by the US on some Nigerian politicians for reportedly engaging in election fraud.
The spokesperson for the party, Kola Ologbondiyan also commended the UK for taking a stand against electoral malpractice in Nigeria.
On the Edo governorship election, the PDP called on the international community to place APC candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu on a visa ban for allegedly promoting violence.
Ologbondiyan also called for similar action against Governor Rotimi Akeredelo who he accused of being behind the violent attacks against PDP members in Ondo state.
The PDP asked other countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, France, Spain, Canada as well as African countries and the ECOWAS member states to impose similar sanctions on election riggers in Nigeria and their family members.
In another news report, a non-governmental organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has reacted to the decision of the United States of America to impose a visa ban on individuals for allegedly rigging elections in Nigeria.
SERAP has urged the international community to extend its visa ban beyond suspected election riggers. The organisationmade the demand in a tweet on Wednesday, September 16.
Meanwhile, Bukola Saraki has reacted to the recent visa restriction slammed on some Nigerians by the US over elections in the country.
The former Senate president during an event to mark the 2020 edition of the International Day of Democracy organised by the Centre for Advancement of Civil Liberties, hailed the US for taking a step in the right direction to deter enemies of democracy in Nigeria.
Saraki called on the UK, and the EU to follow the footsteps of the US in placing visa restrictions on corrupt Nigerian politicians.
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