Yahaya Bello ‘My ghost registered for PVC twice not me,’ Governor tells INEC

Reacting to INEC's allegation, Bello said it might be his ghost that must have done the double registration and not him.

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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has denied allegations of registering twice as a voter by the National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC had in a statement accused Bello of registering for the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) in Abuja and Lokoja.

Reacting to the allegation, Bello said it might be his ghost that must have done the double registration and not him.

Here's what Governor Bello told state House journalists on Friday, June 2, 2017.

“I travelled on (May) 19 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, probably is my ghost that must have done the double registration.

“I think INEC has earned itself a very high reputation and I’m very confident that the leadership of INEC will not allow some elements to drag its name into the mud.

“Actually, that is a falsehood; I did not do double registration of permanent voter card,’’ he said.

Senator Dino Melaye and other Kogi APC chieftains have called on Governor Bello to resign.

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