Spokesperson of the U.S Department of State, Morgan Ortagus, had on Tuesday made a statement on the what the US government plan to do to those who had sabotaged the 2019 elections.
Ortago said this decision by the U.S was taken due to the promise which had been made before the election began to sanction any anti democratic force during the election.
The Department of State, however, refuse to release the name of those on their ban list and this action has consequently enraged the Nigerians. Most Nigerians took to their twitter handle in response to Ortagus tweet and have said that President Muhammed Buhari should be no 1 on the list.
Some of the reactions can be seen below.
Buhari should be the first on that list
— Obiagwu Conrade (@Obiagwu_Conrade) July 23, 2019
Please the main problem in Nigeria is our president , he’s incompetent ,clueless and always thirsty for blood , he keeps disenfranchising citizens of their #HumanRights because they are not on the same page with him , supporting him will make him wreck more havoc .
— Ordinary Falodun Samson(OFS) (@OrdinaryOFS) July 23, 2019
If the US cared about human rights in Nigeria, they shouldn't be working with President Buhari
— Arimorinchimo (@SomTeeOnline) July 23, 2019
The person you're committed to working with should be the number 1 on the list. Nigerians didn't vote for him.
— Akin (@supernova6) July 24, 2019
The president is the problem. I wonder who is being sanctioned if not him.
— Mobmatics John (@mobmatics) July 23, 2019
How do you intend to achieve this, considering the fact that you intend working with one person who has/is undermining our democracy and the process therein
— Okosi (@Obong_Henry) July 23, 2019
Ma’am you and the United States government has to extend this restrictions to @MBuhari himself. I understand he’s a sitting president and the move might cause some diplomatic pressure but America needs to use him to set an example
— ⚽️😍Glück Begünstigen 😍🎾 (@interpocf86) July 23, 2019
United States imposing visa restrictions on those believed to have undermined democratic process in #Nigeria 2019 elections is a good one.But remains committed to working with President Buhari to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy and improve respect for #HumanRights is unacceptable pic.twitter.com/GBITb6D6sC
— Obaino jay (@obaino_jay) July 24, 2019
Thanks for doing this. I hope our president who allowed it to happen is in the list. Also is the INEC chairman and Tinubu in the list ? I hope other European countries will do the same to force our politicians to start organising free and fair elections in Nigeria. Thanks again.
— Ezenwa Emmanuel (@aeroberryplc) July 24, 2019
Thank you US, but then how do you leave Buhari out of this?
— Frank Opara (@fopara03) July 23, 2019
Democracy and Buhari should not be in the same sentence, unless we are discussing the death of the former.
— Somto Onuchukwu (@chosensomto) July 24, 2019
Our president abhors democracy. Just saying.
— Henry Lawson💥 (@henro006) July 23, 2019
Irony is when you "imposed visa restrictions on those believed to have undermined the democratic process throughout #Nigeria's 2019 elections". But chose to work with Buhari who's the major beneficiary of the rigging process.
— Chuso (@minospeed007) July 24, 2019