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Edo/Ondo election: UK threatens electoral violence masterminds with visa ban and asset seizure

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Edo/Ondo election: UK threatens electoral violence masterminds with visa ban and asset seizure

Different actions to be taken against electoral violence sponsors in the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states have been outlined by the United Kingdom government.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing disclosed that some of the actions to be taken against such people include restrictions on their eligibility to travel to the UK, restrictions on access to UK-based assets, or prosecution under international law just as it did after the 2019 elections.

Laing also revealed that she has held meetings with the leaders of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party on the Saturday governorship election in Edo State.

It is expected that the British commission will deploy observation missions to both Edo and Ondo polls while supporting civil society-led observation.

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The statement read;

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

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

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