2023 GENERAL POLLS: UK Condemns FFK’s Comments, Reveals 10 People On Visa Ban Watchlist


The United Kingdom (UK) has roundly condemned a senior member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, for allegedly making controversial remarks during the election season.

In an interview with Nigeria Info FM monitored on Sunday in Lagos, South-West Nigeria, the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Ben Llewellyn-Jones, chastised the Director of New Media, APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) for allegedly making derogatory remarks.

The News Room recalls that last month, Fani-Kayode was summoned for questioning by Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS), for allegedly claiming that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, met with miltary top brass before the elections.

“Yes, to be specific, there were some people, such as Femi Fani-Kayode, who said what he said and why he said it,” Llewellyn-Jones said.

He added: “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 reiterated that the UK Government will issue visa bans to those who undermine Nigeria’s democracy.

About 10 people, according to him, are already on the watchlist.

“We have a list, and we’re going through it, but we don’t publish the names.” I know people say we should, but we have laws that prohibit us from doing so.

“At the moment the list is between 5 and 10 and it is growing,” the diplomat added.


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