INEC sacks 3 staff over Kogi gov’s double voter registration

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said it has sacked three staff involved in the double voter registration of Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello.

The commission said it cannot prosecute Governor Bello, who presently enjoys executive immunity.

According to a statement by INEC’s National Commissioner and member, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mrs May Agbmuche-Mbu, two staff that facilitated the dual registration had been sacked and a third one compulsorily retired.

The statement said, “Following reports of the alleged double registration by the governor of Kogi State in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise, the commission set up a panel of investigation into the involvement of staff in the matter.

“The initial report submitted by the panel was referred to the Appointment, Promotion and Disciplinary Committee, which made recommendations to the commission.”

She said while the Kogi governor currently enjoys immunity from prosecution, the commission summarily dismissed two staff for acts of gross misconduct and also immediately and compulsorily retired an electoral officer for same offence.


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