UK Govt Slams Fani-Kayode Over Inciting Statements, Reveals 10 People On Visa Ban Watchlist

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The United Kingdom has hit out at a former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Femi Fani-Kayode, over controversial comments made during the electoral season.

According to Daily Post reports, the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, during an interview with Nigeria Info FM on Sunday, faulted the APC presidential campaign council’s director of new media, for making derogatory remarks.

It would be recalled that Fani-Kayode was invited for questioning by the Department of State Services (DSS), for claiming that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, had a meeting with army general’s 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-Jone 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

Earlier, the former minister expressed regrets over the purported military coup comment he made where he alleged that the PDP presidential candidate was secretly meeting with the Nigerian Army generals.

Fani-Kayode said he regretted his action and should have been more circumspect in his postulation over such sensitive national security issues.

The APC stalwart said he actually did not accuse anyone, but raised posers over alleged meetings between the PDP presidential candidate and military chiefs.

He insisted that his intention for raising the alarm was to ensure that the authorities were on top of their game and investigate Atiku.

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