Kogi Governor in voter registration scandal

Posted by News Express | 25 May 2017 | 1,527 times

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•Governor Yahaya Bello.

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, is enmeshed in double voter’s registration scandal, after he was pictured in his office registering as a voter the second time, having already registered in Abuja.

Bello was shown being registered by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

A group, Kogi For Change, in a statement signed by its chairman, Omeiza Yakubu, said it would take legal action in view of the illegality of Bello’s action.

At the Kogi governorship election tribunal, the governor’s Chief of Staff, David Onoja, standing as a witness, had said his principal never registered to vote in Kogi, but Abuja.

However, in the course of the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise, Bello registered again, this time in his office, in Lokoja, Kogi State capital.

“We got really concerned when we saw the picture of the Governor (Yahaya Bello) being registered by an INEC official inside his office,” said Kogi For Change. “Is the Government House a Registration Centre?”

“The impunity that unleashed the governor on the state is at work again and we are not going to take it lightly. As a matter of fact we have decided as a group to take the matter to talk. It is a criminal offence to engage in double registration,” the group said. (Blueprint)

Source: News Express

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