The Centre for Reform and Public Advocacy has criticised the United States government for congratulating the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
According to the group, the US government should have waited for the courts to decide before sending its congratulatory message to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate.
“The election also witnessed voter intimidation and suppression as many working on the orders of Bola Tinubu in Lagos were attacked, as reported by credible news organisations like CNN.
“Before the election, American authorities had threatened to slam a visa ban on enablers of violence. But this act of congratulating the beneficiary of the violence has already negated any sort of visa ban that the US is planning to impose on anyone.
“One even wonders about the efficacy of such visa bans when the US refuses to reveal the victims’ identities of the so-called visa bans. This is the very height of hypocrisy since the US has been showing the identities of Russian officials it has hit with visa restrictions.
“The US is seeking to convert Tinubu to its stooge. The US has more than enough dirt on him, which could be used in blackmailing him. Nigeria’s sovereignty has been handed over to a foreign power with Tinubu as its proxy – the new form of neo-colonialism” the group said.