UK govt makes fresh threats ahead of Edo, Ondo governorship elections


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UK Govt, United Kingdom, on Tuesday exposed to ban politicians who spot to electoral violence. Against Ondo and Edo governorship elections.

This was included in a statement Tuesday posted by the UK Embassy in Nigeria on Twitter.

The British government, warned that it would seize the assets of such persons and confirmed. It would be sending observers to monitor, the conduct of the polls in the two states.

“The UK, takes a strong stand against election-related violence. And just as we did in the general election in 2019, So will continue to take action against individuals. We identify as being responsible for violence during the elections.

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“This could include restrictions, on their eligibility to travel to the UK. Restrictions on access to UK based assets or prosecution under international law.

“The UK govt will continue to provide support and engagement as we move towards these elections. We urge INEC, the Police and all other agencies involved to work together to deliver free, fair and credible elections,” it read in part.

It also confirmed that the UK High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has met with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and called for a hitch-free election.

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The warning from the UK comes a day after the United States of America (USA) placed a visa ban against individuals who compromised recent governorship elections.


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