The United Kingdom has condemned Femi Fani-Kayode, a senior member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for making controversial remarks during the election campaign, WithinNigeria reports.
In an interview with Nigeria Info FM on Sunday, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, chastised the APC presidential campaign council’s director of new media for making derogatory remarks.
The Department of State Services (DSS) summoned Fani-Kayode for questioning last month after he claimed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, met with army generals before the elections.
“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.
“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,” Llewellyn-Jones said.
Llewellyn-Jones has reiterated the fact that the UK government will issue visa bans to people undermining democracy.
According to him, there are about 10 persons already on the watchlist.
“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.
“At the moment the list is between 5 and 10 and it is growing,” he added.