2023: Wike, Keyamo Others’ Names Submitted To US Congress For Visa Ban

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Under the auspices of the Nigerian American Alliance for Justice and Democracy, several Nigerians living in America have obtained authorization from the US Department of the Interior to hold a demonstration against the outcome of Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential election, which was held on February 25.

The protest’s organiser, Franklin Ekechukwu, stated that the protest’s goal is to convey their unhappiness and rejection of the election.

At their protest in Washington, DC on Monday, April 3, 2023, the group will also present their Visa restriction list to the White House, US Congress, and the State Department.

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Franklin Ekechukwu, said, “Nigerian election was conducted on February 25, 2023, the institution that conducted the election did not follow their guideline nor rule of law in accordance with democratic principles.

“We in the diaspora are demonstrating to call the attention of the US government and Biden administration to not recognise the projected winner.”

The demonstration is slated for April 3, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lafayette Park, opposite the White House, with an estimated 100 participants.

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There have been protests and counter-protests after the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, was declared the victor of the election.

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who ran on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform, and former Anambra governor Peter Obi, who ran on the Labour Party (LP) platform, have filed separate cases disputing the election process and outcome.


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