By Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
Following the spontaneous reactions that greeted the indictment/ of Kogi state Governor,Alhaji Yahaya Bello by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), over double registration scandal ,the Director General Media and Publicity Governor of Kogi State, Kingsley Fanwo has disclosed that the allegation of double registration leveled against the his boss was politically motivated.
In a statement signed by Fanwo said the Governor is “upbeat in the midst of allegation of double registration against him”, insisting that the Governor is prepared to prove his innocence.
His words: “We have not said anything about the allegation because we have to allow our legal team take it up and expose the incoherence and falsehood surrounding the politically orchestrated allegation.
“The Governor will soon come out to lay the truth on the table. Impregnable facts will dwarf the current campaign of calumny against the person of Governor Yahaya Bello.
“INEC had told the world they had no evidence of double registration. They also gave dates during which the purported double registration took place. They may have to be confronted with their own words.
“Those calling for the Governor’s resignation over a mere allegation have further exposed their ignorance and desperation. They need to wait till 2019 to test their popularity among the people of Kogi State. Why are they sounding critical publicly while sending emissaries to plead with the Governor for the remedy of their dimming political hope ahead of 2019? Their hypocrisy will soon be a public knowledge.
“The Governor will clear his name. But he remains focused on his goal of making Kogi a better place for all”.