UK threatens sanctions over violence in Edo, Ondo elections

By alexchidindu • 2 weeks ago • 4890 views • 561 comments

Following in the heels of sanctions on election riggers in Nigeria by the United States of America, USA, the United Kingdom, UK, embassy in Nigeria has also threatened to sanction anyone connected to election violence in the build-up to, and during elections in Edo and Ondo states.

In a statement on Tuesday, via its Twitter handle, the UK said it will send observers for the upcoming elections in both states and might consider restrictions on travels to the UK, access to UK-based assets and prosecution.

It tweeted: “As we all rebuild from #COVID19, countries must continue to embrace the tenets of #Democracy – Transparency, responsiveness and accountability.

“We look forward to seeing peaceful #Edo and #Ondo states elections, where the mandate of the people is respected and protected.”

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