Governor Bello Denies Admitting He Registered For PVC Twice - 4 years ago
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello￼, has denied reports that he has admitted committing double PVC registration. Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has accused the governor of registering twice in violation of the law. In response, top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi asked Bello to resign. Dino Melaye, who led other APC members, at a news briefing in Abuja dissociated the party and the people of Kogi State from the governor. Firing back, Bello￼ described them as jokers. On Sunday, Bello, through Fanwo Kingsley, his Media Director, said his attention “has been drawn to an unsolicited and derogatory publication allegedly circulated by one Safiya Musa to the effect that the Executive Governor of Kogi State has admitted committing double PVC registration”. The statement craved the understanding of the public to the fact that the said Safiya Musa was not speaking on behalf of the Governor of Kogi State. “Safiya Musa is not a spokesperson to the Governor, not an appointee of the New Direction Government, not a friend of the Governor and therefore lacks any locus standi to speak for or on behalf of the Governor. “We therefore urge the public to disregard any message which emanates from her on any issue which has to do with the government and office of the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello. “Governor Yahaya Bello has not made any personal statement regarding the INEC claim of double registration and it is therefore obnoxious and criminal of anyone to purport and disseminate information on it”.