#NigeriaDecides2019: See What UK Will Do To Politicians Inciting Violence
It is less than 48 hours to the election, measures are being put in place to ensure the process is free and credible.
But if you are politician and your intention is to instigate violence that day or any other election day, the British Government has a warning for you.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, 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.
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 organisations 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.