Senate orders probe of Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello


The Senate on Wednesday expressed concern over the issuance of Temporary Voters Card (TVC) to Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

Senator Mohammed Hassan (PDP-Yobe), who spoke through order 43, called for investigation of the circumstances with which Bello got the card despite his “involvement” in double registration.

He recalled that Bello was involved in double registration which led to sack of some staff of INEC.

Hassan added that it would cast aspersion on the electoral body if the governor was not investigated.

His words: “Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, you recall that Kogi State governor was involved in double registration which led to dismissal of some INEC staff.”

“As a governor he cannot be prosecuted, but could be investigated. I therefore urged the Committee on INEC to investigate the governor. I so move.”

Responding, Senate President, Bukola Saraki referred the motion to the Senate Committee on INEC.

Saraki further directed that the committee revert in two weeks.


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