The decision by the United Kingdom to impose visa ban and also seize assets and property belonging to those involved in election rigging in the country, has been described as commendable by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said the decision was most welcomed, coming particularly ahead of the Edo and Ondo governorship elections.
He lauded the United Kingdom for her quick response alongside the U.S. in what he termed “the global bid to stop the unbridled electoral fraud” being perpetrated by political leaders, as well as compromised electoral and security officials.
He added: “With the emerging global action, our party reiterates our call to other countries such as the United Arab Emirates, France, Spain, Canada as well as African countries and the ECOWAS member states to impose similar sanctions.
“Similar sanction should be imposed on these unscrupulous elements and their family members.”
The PDP spokesman harped on the need to ban family members of election riggers from benefiting from services from other countries of the world.
He added that those at the forefront of plots to undermine the country’s democratic process in Edo governorship election, should also be immediately profiled for sanctions.
“On our own part, the PDP remains law-abiding but will never allow anybody to use any means whatsoever to manipulate the Edo and Ondo governorship elections.
“Never! Not after the people of Edo have manifestly expressed their resolve to re-elect our candidate, Gov. Godwin Obaseki on Saturday,” he added.