Electoral Violence: Akeredolu Placed On US Watch List

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has been placed on the watch list of US government following unprovoked Attacks by his convoy against the Peoples Democratic Party’s gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede on Wednesday in Oba-Akoko and May be slammed visa ban on or before October 10, 2020.

Top officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission and security operatives are among notable Nigerians slammed with a visa ban by the United States Government, SaharaRepoters has learnt.

Families of some Nigerian politicians are among those affected by the latest US sanction, which will also see to the deportation of their children and spouses already domiciled in America soon.

The  US Government had on Monday said it imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians involved in undermining democracy during the November 2019 Kogi and Bayelsa states elections and in the run-up to the September and October 2020 Edo and Ondo states elections.

Those affected by the latest visa ban have received notification by email and or text messages, it was learnt.

SaharaReporters reliably gathered that a former governor of Edo State and ex-National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello, are also among those affected by the sanction.

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna on the other hand had his own visa ban extended after being banned from entering the US since 2010 over a graft case.

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