CSOs hail US Govt over visa ban on election riggers

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CSOs hail US Govt over visa ban on election riggers

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja

Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Tuesday, hailed the United States Government over visa ban on election riggers in Kogi and Bayelsa State governorship elections.

Reacting to the development, the Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Rafsanjani, in a statement said, “The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) commends the recent historic move by the United State Government with resultant Visa restrictions on electoral-related violence, primarily to restore fairness, credibility, and transparency in Nigeria’s electoral processes.

“We recognised the remarkable development as restoration of fast-eroding democratic principles and core values in the nation’s electoral processes, dominated by decades of unchecked violence, vote-buying, and ballot looting.

“We express total support for the new policy, which has validated the years of persistent demands by Civil Society, Human Rights and Anti-corruption activists for stringent international measures to discourage electoral violence that

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