Saraki wants US, UK to extend visa ban to electoral, security, judicial officers

The immediate past president of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, like many other Nigerians, has commended the United Kingdom (UK) on the visa restrictions and asset ban threats against electoral saboteurs.

He said the measures should not only be placed on politicians alone, but should also be extended to electoral, security and judicial officers who undermine Nigeria’s democracy by their actions during and after elections.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, made the threats on Tuesday, saying that the UK government would take the action against individuals who perpetrate violence during the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.

The threats came about 24 hours after the United States also imposed a visa ban on alleged electoral offenders in the last governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states.

The US added that it also sanctioned some individuals for their actions in the run-up to the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states…

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