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Abracadabra!Governor”Spirit”Yahaya Bello’s name disappears from INEC Register

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello’s  who last week stated that it must have been his spirit that did double registration, can now heave a sigh of relief as his name has mysteriously disappeared from the voters register.

Bello’s name has been delisted, but the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has a photograph showing how he was registered at the Government House, Lokoja.

The commission has raised an investigative committee to unravel the “mystery surrounding the alleged double registration by the governor”.

INEC is probing the following issues:

  • Was there any CVR on May 23 at the Government House, Lokoja?
  • Who was registered?
  • How did the INEC team come about the photograph of the registration showing the governor?
  • How was the name of the registrant (Yahaya Bello) de-listed from the INEC register? and
  • Who were those behind the de-listing?

Heads may roll in the Kogi State office of INEC for the alleged “untoward activities of some of our staff”.

INEC alleged that the governor first registered in Abuja in January 2011 and reregistered on May 23, 2017 at the Government House, Lokoja.

But the governor on Friday said his ghost might have been registered by INEC because he was away in Dubai when he was said to have registered again.

As INEC tried to ascertain the true position of the governor’s registration status, a fresh problem has cropped up.

It was learnt that INEC established that some of its staff were deployed in the Government House for Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) of the governor. The state has denied that it took place.

It was gathered that although the commission had the photograph of the governor’s registration, it could not trace any Yahaya Bello on its CVR list for May 23, 2017.

There was suspicion last night that the list of voters registered on May 23 might have been tampered with by some INEC employees.

Additional report from The Nation

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