The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has on Thursday confirmed that the current governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, registered twice as a voter.
INEC, through a national commissioner, Prince Solomon Soyebi, said the governor first registered in Abuja in January, 2011 and then again last Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Government House, Lokoja, the state capital.
The INEC national commissioner said there would be dire consequences for the INEC staff that may have collaborated in the double registration.
Soyebi pronounced the governor’s double registration and doing so outside lNEC’s designated centers as both illegal explaining that for the ongoing continuous voter registration [CVR) exercise, INEC has designated a centre in each of the country’s 774 local government areas including FCT’s six area councils.
Citing section 308 (l) (a) of the 1999 constitution (as amended), the INEC commissioner said the commission can not be prosecuted while in office, however the needful has been done which is the cancellation of Governor Bello’s second illegal registration automatically.