- INEC has allegedly retrieved a back up machine to substantiate is earlier accusation that Kogi state governor was involved in double registration
- The governor said his ghost might have been registered by INEC because he was away to Dubai at the time
- The machine is said to have the capacity in determining how the governor’s name disappeared from the voter register
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is said to have recorded what can be termed a breakthrough in its ongoing investigation of the double registration allegation leveled against Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.
The Nation reports that the electoral commission has succeeded in retrieving a back-up Direct Data Capture (DDC) machine on what transpired between the governor and INEC team.The machine is said to have the capacity in determining how the governor’s name disappeared from the voter register.
INEC is expected to engage experts in the next few days to download the data in the back-up machine, which is being protected under heavy security.
The commission had alleged that the governor first registered in Abuja in January 2011 and subsequently registered for the second time on Tuesday May 23, 2017 in Government House, Lokoja.
But the governor said his ghost might have been registered by INEC because he was away to Dubai at the time he was accused of double registration.
While INEC was probing the governor’s double registration status, his name disappeared from the Continuous Voters Register.
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A reliable source said that: “INEC management has made progress in investigating alleged double voter’s registration by the governor of Kogi State. The commission has succeeded in retrieving a back-up machine which will reveal the truth.
“Those who tampered with the DDC used to register the governor don’t know that every machine has a back-up.
“We will engage experts to analyse the CVR conducted on May 23 in Lokoja and how the governor’s name purportedly got missing.”
NAIJ.com had reported that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, on Wednesday, June 14, described Senator Dino Melaye as a social defiant that should be checked by the Senate.
NAIJ.com gathered that the governor said the federal lawmakers needed to carry out the exercise urgently before they would be adjudged birds of the same feather with Melaye.
Kogi state governor speaking with State House correspondents after he met with the acting president, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja said he came to brief Osinbajo of development in his state.
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