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INEC Absolves Gov Bello of Double Registration

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The scandal that trailed Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State’s  double registration last year has finally been resolved in favour of the governor as Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has issued him a new voter’s card.

The governor had last Friday, picked his new Temporary Voters Card at INEC office in his country home, Okene, headquarters of Okene Local Government Area of the state.

Bello, who first registered in Abuja before becoming governor, had tried unsuccessfully to transfer his registration to Kogi and was, a few months ago, accused by INEC to have registered within the precinct of the Kogi State Government House, Lokoja. The development forced INEC to cancel both registrations, and relieve its staff involved of their jobs. But last Friday’s collection/registration by the governor at INEC office, Okene, seems to have changed the narrative.

His media aide had this to say “Yes, his card has been transferred to his polling unit at Okene. He has been on this for long but thank God INEC has finally done it. The governor is a law-abiding leader who will continue to follow due processes,”

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