U.S., Europe may stop giving visa to Nigerian elite, politicians from tomorrow, says INEC


The United States of America and European countries may with effect from tomorrow, stop issuance of visas to prominent Nigerian elite and politicians, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom State, Dr. Mike Igini, said yesterday in an interview with The Guardian.

“I have been calling on various countries. First I have been advising Nigerians that they should not make election a violent thing.

“We should not destroy our country because you think that you have U.S., UK visa and visas of other European countries where you can run to with your family,” Igini told the paper.

He added: “My call is that, having called on Nigerians to reject violence and those who are planning it, I also think the international community should be involved. Nigeria cannot be in autarchy of best practices, you have the capacity to identify those who are planning violence across the federation.”

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