British govt collates information on promoters of violence in Nigeria’s elections


The British government has started collating relevant information about Nigerians involved in electoral violence, and other vices during the just concluded general elections in the country.
The High Commission decried the violence that disrupted the conduct of the elections, and the reign of ethno-religious language by some political figures. It also condemned voter intimidation, suppression, vote-buying, and destruction of electoral materials. It commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the improvement noticed in its logistical arrangements during the governorship and houses of assembly elections, but noted that there were notable points of concern.

The UK is concerned by the use of inflammatory ethno-religious language by public and political figures, and is prepared to take action against those who engage in or incite electoral violence and other anti-democratic behaviours.