The UK has mentioned it can take motion towards people who mastermind violence in the course of the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States.
Based on the British Excessive Commissioner to Nigeria Catriona Laing, a number of the actions to be taken towards such individuals embody restrictions on their eligibility to journey to the UK, restrictions on entry to UK-based property, or prosecution below worldwide legislation simply because it did after the 2019 elections.
Laing additionally revealed that she has held conferences with the leaders of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Occasion on the Saturday governorship election in Edo State.
It’s anticipated that the British fee will deploy remark missions to each Edo and Ondo polls whereas supporting civil society-led remark.
The assertion learn;
“The UK takes a robust stand towards election-related violence and simply as we did within the normal election in 2019, we are going to proceed to take motion towards people we determine as being answerable for violence throughout elections.
“This might embody restrictions on their eligibility to journey to the UK, restrictions on entry to UK-based property or prosecution below worldwide legislation.”