By Chibuzo Ukaibe, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it welcomes the decision of the United Kingdom to impose Visa ban as well as seizure of assets and property belonging to those involved in the undermining of electoral process, particularly ahead of the Edo and Ondo governorship elections.
The party commended the United Kingdom for her quick response alongside the United States in the global bid to stop the unbridled electoral fraud.
A statement by the national publicity secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbdondiyan also reiterated the party’s call to other countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, France, Spain, Canada as well as African countries and the ECOWAS member states to impose similar sanctions on these unscrupulous elements and their family members.
The statement said, “Our party, being the genuine Pan Nigeria political platform standing with the Nigerian people, urges the world community to profile the election riggers and their agents in INEC and security agencies and ban their family members from benefiting from services from other countries of the world.”
On the Edo governorship election, the party said those at the forefront of the undermining of the democratic process, especially those “who was seen publicly directing thugs, cultists and killers as tigers and lions to invade polling units and unleash violence on election day, should be immediately profiled for sanctions.”
In Ondo State, PDP said those who were publicly exposed as being behind violent attacks against it in the state should be profiled as well.
“On our own part, the PDP remains law-abiding but will never allow anybody to use any mean whatsoever, to manipulate the Edo and Ondo governorship election,” the party added.