The British Government has said reacts to the Nigerian government statement which says “sanctioning electoral offenders disrespectful to Nigeria’s sovereignty”.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, said the issue of visa restriction on perpetrators of electoral violence was the UK’s visa policy and they determine who travels to the country.
What did UK said about visa ban on Nigerian politicians?
“It is our visa policy, the UK, and we can determine who comes to the UK. So, that is a non-sovereign right.
“And all we are saying is that in line with Nigerian policy, that those who commit violence or who incite violence, there may be an implication for that person when they apply for a visa in the UK.