Nnamdi Kanu names American responsible for peaceful Edo guber poll


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Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has revealed the role US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, played in ensuring peaceful and credible gubernatorial election in Edo.

Recall that incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki was returned for a second term in the election held on Saturday.

There was relative peace during the election, which many analysts had predicted would be marred by violence.

Commenting on the election, Kanu shared a photo of the US Ambassador on Facebook and hailed her role in calling political gladiators to order in Nigeria.

He noted that visa restrictions announced Monday by the American government on some political actors in Nigeria for election rigging played a huge role in keeping the gladiators in Edo in line.

“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.

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“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,” Kanu wrote.

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