US. Visa ban: You are unjust and unfair to me, Kogi Gov. writes US

Kogi State Government has reacted against the recent visa ban imposed by the United States of America on some politicians supposed to have rigged elections in the past one year.

Recall that the US Government had earlier in the week issued a visa ban on some individuals for allegedly rigging the November 2019 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States as well as in the run-up to the September and October 2020 Edo and Ondo governorship polls.

The UK also followed the next day to announce a ban on politicians who had contributed to causing violence in previous elections.

The Government, through the the Secretary to the Government of Kogi State, Mrs Folashade Arike Ayoade, stated that the US. should have allowed some room for dialogue before slamming the ban.

In he press statement the Governor acknowledged that elections in Nigeria were typically very complex exercise and that many actors may have played various roles. He also added people who were aggrieved about the outcomes usually had the courts to fall back to address those grievances.

He also pointed the US to the Supreme Court judgement that took 9 months to arrive at which has rested the case regarding all matter related to the elections.

While the State Government insists they are not against the decision of the US to impose such a ban, they however, expressed strong protest against the interference into what they consider domestic affair of Nigeria.

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