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Unsure of the Outcome of the Election Tribunal, the US Is Standing On Both Sides — Sen. Sani

Senator Shehu has highlighted how the government of the United States of America is playing safe in its relationship with Nigeria, especially as touching the outcome of the nation's February 25 presidential election. The former lawmaker, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District 8th Senate, shared his thoughts via his Twitter handle.

According to him, the US is looking to please the winners and losers in the election unsure of the eventual verdict of the election petition tribunal trying the opposition’s lawsuits challenging the winners. 

His tweet read:

Blinken threatened visa restrictions against election riggers & he made the opposition happy. Blinken called Asiwaju & he made the governing party happy. Unsure of the outcome of the election tribunal, the US is standing on both sides. Nigerian politics is a complex mathematics even to a superpower.”

Recall that when the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, announced that his country has imposed visa restrictions on some unnamed Nigerians who compromised the 2023 general elections, some key figures in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) become angry. One of them, Femi Fani-Kayode, did not only berate America for the action but also urged the Nigerian government to reciprocate the gesture. 

Meanwhile, the opposition celebrated the development. 

However, earlier news broke that Blinken called President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu to pledge America’s readiness to deepen its relationship with Nigeria as the next administration assumes office on May 29, 2023. 

Expectedly, agents of the APC, including Femi Fani-Kayode, were over the moon with the news. They went to town with it as they splashed it all over social media and gloated about it.

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