United Kingdoms deputy high commissioner to Nigeria, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, has condemned former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK), for saying Nigeria will be ungovernable if the victory of President-elect Bola Tinubu is annulled.
Mr Ben, during an interview with Nigeria Info FM on Sunday, berated the APC for not dissociating itself from Mr. Fani-Kayode’s inflammatory statements.
“Yes, let’s be specific, there were some people, like Femi Fani-Kayode, what is he saying and why is he saying it? I don’t understand,” Mr Llewellyn-Jones said. “It is wrong from my perspective that he will speak on behalf of a party and that party does not distance itself from him and say stop doing that. It is wrong to say that.
“To me, it is really important, people who have said I am part of a party’s press and media campaign, well, the party itself should say no you are not, and you should stop and we do not agree.
Mr Llewellyn-Jones said “we watched very closely. We have a list, we are working through our list but we don’t publish those names. I know people say we should, but we have laws, and the law prevents us from doing that,” he said.
“We said we will do this and we will do this. And we are gathering the kind of information that will enable us do this, on specific individuals. At the moment the list is between 5 and 10 and it is growing.”
The United States and UK governments have threatened visa bans against politicians involved in electoral violence.