UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson
The UK has revealed that it’s going to take motion in opposition to people who mastermind violence through the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States.
The British Excessive Fee in Nigeria revealed this in a press release it revealed on Twitter on Tuesday.
It mentioned sanction might embody restrictions on their eligibility to journey to the UK, restrictions on entry to UK-based belongings, or prosecution underneath worldwide legislation simply because it did after the 2019 elections.
That is coming 24 hours after the US imposed visa restrictions on politicians who masterminded violence and rigging of the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.
The British Excessive Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, within the assertion, mentioned she has held conferences with the leaders of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Get together on the Saturday governorship election in Edo State.
The fee defined that the parley centered on the necessity for the events to prevail on their supporters to keep away from violence earlier than, throughout, and after the elections.
It additional mentioned the UK welcomed the signing of a peace accord by the governorship candidates within the state.
The fee disclosed that it will be deploying commentary missions to each Edo and Ondo polls whereas supporting civil society-led commentary.
The assertion learn, “The UK takes a robust stand in opposition to election-related violence and simply as we did within the normal election in 2019, we are going to proceed to take motion in opposition to people we determine as being accountable for violence throughout elections.
“This might embody restrictions on their eligibility to journey to the UK, restrictions on entry to UK-based belongings or prosecution underneath worldwide legislation.”