The Federal Government says its backing the United States (US) government’s decision to impose visa ban on politicians and others who undermine the 2023 general elections.
The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed expressed the Federal Government’s support for the plan, during a speech at the 20th Edition of President Mohammadu Buhari Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023) in Abuja, on Monday, January 30.
He asserted that the Buhari-led government remains committed to ensuring free, fair and credible elections, adding that those who undermine the nation’s democracy must be sanctioned, and made to pay the penalty due their crime.
“As a government, we are proud to say that no administration, since Nigeria’s return to democratic rule in 1999, has shown more fidelity to the democratic process than ours.
“No President, since 1999, has been as unambiguous as President Muhammadu Buhari, in word and in deed, with regards to leaving office after the constitutionally-stipulated two terms,” the minister stated.
He further stressed that President Buhari has given unprecedented support to INEC by signing the Electoral Act 2022 into law and introducing other electoral innovations, and as such the nation’s democracy has been better solidified for the benefit of the Nigerian people.