Opposition political parties under the auspices of Coalition of Political Parties, CUPP, have welcomed the decision of the UK and the US to refuse entry visas to politicians who instigate violence or are involved in electoral fraud in the 2019 general elections.
The coalition’s first national spokesperson, Imo Ugochinyere, stated this yesterday in a statement in Abuja.
While lauding the foreign governments for their decision, Ugochinyere described them as the true gatekeepers of democracy.
He said, “We, the opposition parties, are in full support of this decision by the UK and the USA, the true gatekeepers of democracy.
“On Monday, we will be releasing a list of 15 Buhari/APC associates involved in pre-election crisis.
“This statement from the UK and the US couldn’t have come at a better time. We have on many occasions reiterated the need for this visa ban on perpetrators of election violence and we are glad that finally, it is going to happen.
“For the past few months, Buhari and his APC-led administration have tried to create many pre-election crises by spreading fake news about the opposition in other to instill hate and unbelief in the minds of innocent citizens.
“There are many cases, from their rally of blood in Lagos where they sent goons to attack citizens, to the arrest of innocent activists, opposition politicians, journalists, and the recent baseless lie by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, that the opposition is plotting to commission bandits and Boko Haram to disrupt the 2019 elections.
“All these are few of the many election triggers done intentionally by the APC to create pre-election crisis, and we will unveil the culprits on Monday.”