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UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by ijustdey: 9:53am On Sep 16
By Adedayo Akinwale

The United Kingdom yesterday said it would deploy observers in Edo and Ondo States to monitor the governorship elections, and threatened sanction, including a travel ban to the United Kingdom, against sponsors of violence in the two elections.

The UK said the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, had met with the leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The decisions of the UK Government were contained in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the High Commission to Nigeria.

The statement said: “As a friend and partner of Nigeria, we are closely following the lead up to the off-cycle governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states scheduled for September 19 and October 10, respectively.

“These elections are important, both as an essential element of effective governance within both states and an indicator of the strength of Nigeria’s democratic institutions.

“Our High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has held meetings with leaders of the two main political parties, the APC and PDP.

“The discussions focused on the need for the parties’ leaders to prevail on supporters to avoid violence before and after the elections and we welcome the Edo candidates’ signatures of the National Peace Committee and INEC convened a peace accord yesterday.

“We will be deploying observation missions to both the Edo and Ondo elections and supporting civil society led observation.

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

“The UK 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.”

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2020/09/16/uk-threatens-sanctions-against-violence-sponsors-in-edo-ondo-polls/

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by IamWonderful: 9:54am On Sep 16
Effort in futility, more than 190 countries in the world

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by daddytime(m): 9:55am On Sep 16
Ban them all from leaving Nigeria at all.

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by DominusPrime: 10:04am On Sep 16
If truly the US and UK have sense shouldn't they ban all political leaders? Nonsense!!!

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by Bigflamie(m): 10:17am On Sep 16
Please when are they banning the bullion van thief and the dullard in chief? Not gonna take them serious till they ban these crooks.

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by richiemcgold: 10:22am On Sep 16
Outsiders are well aware that something is wrong with our democracy and electoral systems, but Nigerians themselves are still pretending as if everything is alright.

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by Kizyte(m): 2:36pm On Sep 16
What is U.K feeling like? Who dem be?
They want to start feeling like World Power.

Who be U.K when U.S neva talk?

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by AmazingELixir: 2:36pm On Sep 16
undecided


Useless dogs that only know how to bark..what have they done all this while to the election riggers.

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by Rowlandjude(m): 2:36pm On Sep 16
Na today.

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by Amspecial: 2:36pm On Sep 16
grin
Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by Austineva(m): 2:37pm On Sep 16
Its a mere threat! D same people that put Nigeria in the mess she is into today. Only God will judge them. I don't know why I so much hate these British people. Very selfish people just our Nigerian politicians. Tufiakwa!

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by 2Ways(m): 2:37pm On Sep 16
Nonsense!
copycats they are threatening sanction now because USA did. were they blind in past elections that was mered with violence?
if I can recall , this UK observers were the same people that said the last general election was violent free.

USA didn't tell us they want to sanction but they did it.

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by lekki1444: 2:37pm On Sep 16
wetin concern UK with edo ? EDO NO BE LONDON ooo

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by shiwex: 2:37pm On Sep 16
Follow follow Uk

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by alexistaiwo: 2:37pm On Sep 16
What a welcome development! cheesy
Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by PureGoldh(m): 2:37pm On Sep 16
Election no be war...I pity the people wey no wan hear word wey go wan sacrifice themselves that day unto thugship levelx

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by nexta007(m): 2:37pm On Sep 16
Can someone kindly explain to me the implications of such sanctions? Because, I know these guys can also run to other countries aside these ones
Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by eabiode: 2:37pm On Sep 16

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by Sonnobax15(m): 2:38pm On Sep 16
cool.

very funny...U.K should have just listed out their names na...

another country threatening the sovereignty of another country.......

well,U.k knows how incompetent the Nigerian government is, that must be the reason for their pre-election intervention....

but we all know this threat ain't gonna work,so long the APC big wigs have shown interest in it...
Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by Built2last: 2:38pm On Sep 16
Nice

Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by akure1stson: 2:38pm On Sep 16
grin
richiemcgold:
Outsiders are well aware that something is wrong with our democracy and electoral systems, but Nigerians themselves are still pretending as if everything is alright.



yes of course. i remember during the last Osun election, the international observer made it clear then that, no election was held in Osun
Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by chukwuibuipob: 2:38pm On Sep 16
sad Vote and go home.

No waiting

No stopping

Stay away from trobu

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by ScotMisile: 2:38pm On Sep 16
Uk the major problem with Nigeria....if you know you Know

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by Enuguplkln: 2:39pm On Sep 16
Very good. Oshiomole already had a travel ban to US, he needs UK visa ban to complete it. cheesy

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by loneprof: 2:39pm On Sep 16
Loud! If the UK, EU and US can ban our politicians from entering their country, it would make a lot of sense cos those are the places they consider safe havens after looting and destroying Africa.

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by chukwuibuipob: 2:39pm On Sep 16
sad Dey should arrest Shaibu and his wife..Well,I dey Benin, waiting for Weekend sad cool.



OBASEKI must goo angry angry

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by GFELOG2018: 2:39pm On Sep 16
Ban them with their Family.

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by FarahAideed: 2:39pm On Sep 16
Oshiomole belike he who is down fear no fall

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by PeachtreeReside(f): 2:39pm On Sep 16
Na so una be.

They would never threaten one of the sources of their revenue generation.

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Re: UK Threatens Sanctions Against Violence Sponsors In Edo, Ondo Polls by Kuginzi: 2:40pm On Sep 16
No be only UK travel ban! Do u think your travel ban threat will stop them from carrying out their evil plan?

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