By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) at the weekend commended the United States President, Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, over their decision to reverse the travel ban earlier imposed on Nigerians by the immediate past President Donald Trump, over alleged terrorism threats.
In a statement issued yesterday by the National Chairman of IPAC, Leonard Nzenwa, the Council also hailed the new US leaders for their successful inauguration on January 20, despite the political upheavals that shook the foundations of the country’s democracy on January 6.
In the statement, IPAC said it is the beauty of democracy, adding that it is the will of the people as expressed in the ballots that prevailed, which resulted in orderly handover of power.
The statement said “The American people have won, democracy has prevailed and sanity restored in the polity. This should be time to heal after a contentious election. Americans should now settle for the tasks of building a better and greater democratic nation.
“IPAC commends President Biden for promptly rescinding President Trump administration’s travel ban on some countries including Nigeria in his first day in office among other executive orders he issued.
“It is a welcome development that will boost tiers between the two countries. Nigerians look forward to the US assistance in the fight against terrorism, insurgency and banditry in the country as well as COVID-19 pandemic that has stagnated our economy.”
The statement said as a major development partner, IPAC expects a robust political engagement that will strengthen Nigeria’s democratic institutions in their quest for a strong, virile, stable, united and equitable democratic society.
The Council applauded Americans for their patriotism in safeguarding their entrenched democracy and wished President Biden success in his efforts to heal, unite, and restore US glory and influence as a formidable superpower many nations look up to for sustainable democracy and prosperity.