Double registration: Gov Yahaya Bello to be prosecuted as INEC sacks two officials
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday, said it has not abandoned the criminal case of double registration against the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.
He disclosed that the issue of the double registration will be reopened at the expiration of the governor’s immunity at the end of his tenure of office.
Recall that three INEC staff were indicted in the case of governor’s double registration. At the end of the investigations, two of the officials dismissed, while an Assistant Director among them was suspended.
According to Okoye, “the case of double registration against the Kogi State governor has not been abandoned but there is nothing the Commission can do now because he is still under immunity. But by the time the immunity expires, the Commission will meet and take a decision on the next line of action.
“We started with our Staff who were implicated in the double registration first, while we have to wait until the governor ceases to enjoy immunity, which protects him against prosecution”.