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Thursday, 14 February 2019

2019 Poll: Incite Violence, Get Visa Ban, Forfeit Assets– Britain

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According to report,  British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms. Catriona Laing, has warned that Nigerian politicians who incite or execute violence during Saturday’s elections would have their visas banned and assets in the UK seized, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Laing gave the warning at a press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja to unveil the Election Situation Room of the Civil Society set up by a coalition of civil society organizations to monitor the polls in Abuja.
She reminded politicians that apart from the possibility of having their assets seized in the UK, they could experience a worst case scenario of prosecution.
“We will apply this absolutely across board not directed to any particular party; we are monitoring and looking out for hate speech.
“Our two worries are on security, not just on the role the police will play to ensure peace but about the role individuals play by getting angry or militias being paid to disrupt elections.
“Then, another worry is fake news, that is why we rely on CSOs and we will work with them to get information,’’ she said
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