On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the INEC chairmaN OF information and voter education committee, Solomon Soyebi, accused Governor Bello of registering twice.
On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the INEC national commissioner, and chairman, information and voter education committee (IVEC), Solomon Soyebi, accused Governor Bello of registering twice.
Soyebi said Bello registered first on January 30, 2011 in Abuja while the second time was on May 23, 2017 at the government house, Lokoja.
Speaking on the incident, INEC said that the staffs were indicted after a thorough investigation was carried out by a panel.
Channels TV reports that INEC’s National Commissioner, May Agbamuche-Mbu also said “The commission set up a panel of investigation into the involvement of staff in the matter. The initial report submitted by the panel was referred to the Appointment, Promotion and Disciplinary Committee, which made recommendations to the Commission.
“While the Governor of Kogi State currently enjoys immunity from prosecution, the commission took the following decisions in respect of its own staff: summary dismissal of two staff for acts of gross misconduct; immediate and compulsory retirement of an electoral officer for act of gross misconduct.”
Reacting to the allegation of double registration, Governor Bello said it might be his ghost that must have done the double registration and not him.
He said that he travelled on May 19, 2017, to Dubai for a brief break and I saw the press release and I was taken aback that I did a double registration on May 23rd.