The Federal Government has commended the United States for slamming a visa ban on some Nigerians undermining democracy.
Speaking at the 20th edition of the PMB Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023) on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated that whatever action is taken against anyone who undermines the country’s democracy is right and justified.
The minister further said that since Nigeria’s return to democratic rule in 1999, no administration has shown more fidelity to the democratic process than the Buhari government.
According to him, “since 1999, no President has been as unambiguous as President Muhammadu Buhari, in word and deed, with regards to leaving office after the constitutionally stipulated two terms.”
“Let me be clear, whatever action is taken against anyone who undermines this democracy that has been watered by the blood of many of our patriots is right and justified. For us as a government”.
He added that “President Buhari has left no one in doubt of his dogged determination to ensure free, fair and credible elections, handover to a successor elected by Nigerians and then return to Daura after handing over on May 29, 2023. As recently as this past Friday, when he visited the Emir of Daura, President still told the Emirate that he would return and settle down in Daura after handing over on May 29, 2023.”
“The President has also given unprecedented support to INEC while also signing into law the Electoral Bill 2022 that Nigerians have hailed as a reason to have confidence in the electoral process.”