The British High Commission in Abuja has announced that it is gathering information with the intention of taking action against certain individuals who were involved in anti-democratic activities during the governorship and State Assembly elections in Nigeria. While acknowledging positive aspecbest jordan shoes nike air max 97 black best nfl jersey nike air max 90 mens on sale womens nike air max 270 custom nfl jersey women’s nike air max custom team jerseys jordan nike air custom basketball uniforms Adult Sex Toys for couples womens nike air max 270 wig for sale wigs online best jordan 1 colorways ts of the elections, the UK noted instances of violence and voter suppression in several states, including Lagos, Enugu, and Rivers.
The use of inflammatory ethno-religious language by certain public and political figures was condemned by a European country. The British High Commission noted that despite positive developments, there were still areas of concern during the elections. Violence and voter suppression were observed by members of their observation mission in several voting locations, while other observer missions and civil society organizations reported incidents of vote buying, voter intimidation, destruction and hijacking of election materials, and disruption of the process in various states, including Lagos, Enugu, and Rivers.
The British High Commission also noted incidents of harassment of journalists during the elections, emphasizing the importance of freedom of speech and a free press in a healthy democracy. The use of inflammatory ethno-religious language by certain public and political figures was a cause for concern, and the UK called on all leaders to distance themselves from such language and prevent others from speaking on their behalf in this manner. Despite facing intimidation and hostility, the commitment of
many Nigerians to democracy was evident through their willingness to vote.
On February 21, UK Minister of State for Development and Africa, Andrew Mitchell MP, stated that the UK is ready to take action against those who engage in or incite electoral violence and other anti-democratic behaviors. This action could include preventing individuals from obtaining UK visas or imposing sanctions under their human rights sanctions regime. The UK confirmed that they are gathering relevant information with the intention of taking action against certain individuals.