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Edo Election: Why Obaseki Defeated Ize-Iyamu – Nnamdi Kanu

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What I Am Fighting For Apart From Biafra - Nnamdi Kanu

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has credited the United States for Governor Godwin Obaseki’s victory.

Naija News reports that Obaseki had won his re-election for a second term after defeating Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Last Monday, the US government announced the ban on some Nigerians, who undermined the country’s democracy by involving in election rigging.

Reacting in a post on his Facebook page, Nnamdi Kanu stated that the election was adjudged to be free and fair due to the decision of the US to impose via ban on election riggers.

According to the IPOB leader, a 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.

Nnamdi Kanu 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.”

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.