INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kogi, Prof. James Apam, said in Lokoja yesterday.
“The allegation of double registration has not been swept under the carpet; we cannot prosecute Bello now because he enjoys immunity as a sitting governor.“He has committed an offence and we shall prosecute him when he is out office,”
however, On the ongoing Continued Voters Registration, Apam made it known to Naija News INEC had registered 176,866 new voters in Kogi between April 2017 and February, 2018.The Resident Electoral Commissioner said that the new registrants comprised of 90,553 male voters and 86,313 female voters.During the period, he said that the organisation had transferred 7,169 permanent voter cards and replaced 9,400 lost or defaced cards.
Similarly, INEC said it distributed 57,148 permanent cards to their owners within the same period, while 202,289 voter cards were still uncollected. Apam restated INEC’s readiness to conduct free and acceptable elections in 2019, urging all stakeholders to help in achieving that. Naija News gathered