Nnamdi Kanu the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has reacted to Edo State September 19th 2020 governorship election.
Kanu in his reaction give explanation why Saturday’s election in Edo State was judged free and fair.
Recall that the Incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki (PDP) was returned elected on Saturday as Edo State Governor following him defeating Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Kanu said, free and fair election in Edo State became possible because of the threat of visa ban recently made by the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard.
Recall last Monday, the US government announced the ban on some Nigerians, who undermined the country’s democracy by involving in election rigging.
Displaying Mrs Leonard’s picture on his Facebook page, the IPOB leader said, “This is the courageous US Ambassador to Nigeria that delivered the first truly free and fair elections in the history of Nigeria in Edo State yesterday. Something the EU & UK have failed to do for over 60 years.
“This amazing woman imposed an ordinary visa ban on perennial election riggers and they quickly behaved themselves. Add a bit of Nyesom Wike and the tenacity of Igodomigodo and you have the perfect result,” he posted.
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