INEC Set To Prosecute Governor Yahaya Bello Of Kogi State Over Double Registration Offence

at 09:25 PM, 1/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello, will be made to face the full wrath of the law over the allegation of double INEC registration, an official of the electoral body has revealed.
While speaking at the INEC office in Lokoja, capital of Kogi, on Thursday, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state, James Apam, said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the allegation of double registration against Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, still stands.
 
He said: “The allegation of double registration has not been swept under the carpet; we cannot prosecute Bello now because he enjoys immunity as a sitting governor. He has committed an offence and we shall prosecute him when he is out office.”
 
According to TheCable, he said the recent issuance of a temporary voter’s card to the governor did not mean that the issue of double registration had been swept under the carpet.
 
Recall that on February 26, INEC issued a temporary voter’s card to the governor after applying for the transfer of his permanent card from Abuja to Okene.
 
Last year, INEC declared the second registration done by Bello at the government house, Lokoja, on May 23, as illegal and contrary to the electoral act.
 
The electoral body, through one of its federal commissioners, Emmanuel Shoyebi, said the registration, which was done outside the designated registration centre, amounted to a criminal offence.
 
Shoyebi said Bello did his first registration at Wuse Zone 11 in Abuja, on Janaury 30, 2011.
 
For their involvement in the double registration saga, a senior official of INEC was compulsorily retired from service while two others were summarily dismissed last month.
 
Apam, however, explained that a temporary voter’s card was issued to the governor based on legal advice, saying that the governor would surely face the consequences of his crime at the appropriate time.
 
He said INEC’s legal advisers had advised the electoral body not to deny Bello his right to vote and be voted for since he could not be tried at the moment.
SOGaiya at 10:16 PM, 1/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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slimber at 11:17 PM, 1/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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Okooo
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james987 at 05:04 AM, 2/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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Clueless people. If na other small African countries,them go ask am to resign and em must resign. Which way forward??
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ehudomalt at 06:21 AM, 2/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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yeye ppl
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kaposky at 06:31 AM, 2/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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IDIOTS AND VAGABONDS, HOW MANY LEADERS IN OTHER COUNTRIES RESIGNS EVERYDAY DUE TO SUCH AND SIMILAR CASES, NIGERIA IS A FAIL STATE, FULL OF ALL SORT OF CORRUPT LEADERS AND SUPPORTERS
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nature7888 at 08:27 AM, 2/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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The needful should be done.
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cypanyahucha at 08:48 AM, 2/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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I see. Waiting at the end.
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favourita at 11:18 AM, 2/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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God pls save Nigeria from this darkness Roll Eyes
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ruthie at 12:16 PM, 2/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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na today...case when go dey court for everlasting
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