Visa ban: Timi Frank commends US, urges UK, EU to replicate action
A former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank has commended the United States government for imposing Visa ban on those who undermined democracy during the 2023 general elections.
He said the news was a delight to ordinary Nigerians whose rights and fate were being determined by the criminal politicians.
The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had on Monday in a statement said, “The United States is committed to supporting and advancing democracy in Nigeria and around the world.
“Today, I am announcing that we have taken steps to impose visa restrictions on specific individuals in Nigeria for undermining the democratic process during Nigeria’s 2023 elections cycle.”
Reacting to the development in a statement issued , Tuesday, Frank called on the United Kingdom and the European Union to follow suit in punishing fraudulent and compromised individuals who participated in undermining the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.
He said: “The decision of the US has once again given us hope, that the era of brazenly undermining the process of a democratic exercise will have dire consequences
“It is indeed a wake up call for all other political actors who have mastered the art of sabotaging and scuttling democratic electioneering processes for personal gains.
“The US has proven once again that it indeed has the interest of the Nigerian people in ensuring that democracy thrives unhindered to the benefit of the people.”
Frank further urged the government of America to extend a similar ban to the families and cronies of those individuals currently in the US to serve as a deterrent to all crooked politicians.
He noted that the US must beam its searchlights on all collaborators and conspirators who participated actively in disenfranchising the people.