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Visa ban: I hope Trump loses in November – Akin Alabi

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Honorable Akin Alabi has stated that wishes Donald Trump loses the US presidential election in November.

The lawmaker stated this in reaction to a visa ban the Trump administration placed on Nigeria.

He tweeted: “I’m a Trump fan (one of my favourite people in the world) but anything against my countrymen is against me personally. I hope he loses in November”.

When told that Trump’s action is aimed at putting his country first, Akin Alabi added:

“I really don’t think not banning Nigeria means he is not putting his country first. Meanwhile, of course he can put his country first. It doesn’t mean everyone must like that. I put my countrymen first. Especially my countrymen making a honest living there who want to regularize”.

n Nigerians with honest means of livelihood in Americ, the lawmaker said:

“A lot of my countrymen are in America, making a honest living, paying tax and have plans to regularize their papers. If you have a brother in that situation, you won’t say this”.

On Trump and the coming electiom, he concluded saying: “He’s the favourite no doubt. Nothing wrong with wishing another party wins. Is there anything wrong with it?”

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