By Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Kogi State has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (NEC) to come to equity with clean hand and explain the mystery surrounding the collection of PVC by Gov Yahaya Bello, who was on Friday issued another PVC in Okene.
This was contained in a statement issued by Dickson Achadu, Director Research and Documentation, the party said the governor is culpable, having been registered twice, once in Abuja and another one in Kogi State Government House.
The party said INEC must come clear with what is happening and the circumstances surrounding the governors double registration, most especially that the governor has been dragged to Court, having allegedly registered twice as even alleged by INEC.
The Party said INEC must reassure the Kogi State Citizens of it readiness to conduct a free, fair and credible poll in 2019, as the governor’s action is making it to lose confidence.
“It is unimaginable that having confessed to not being able to transfer his PVC before 2015 and the governor’s second registration held in Kogi Government House, Lokoja, INEC can still participate in the drama that took place at INEC office Okene today”, he queried.
Responding to an inquiry on the Governor picking the Temporary Voters Card transferred to Okene, the Director General in Media and Publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo said the Governor has picked the temporary transferred card at INEC Office, Okene.
He said the Governor had been on the issue of the transfer for long and that he is excited it has finally been done by INEC.
“Yes, his card has been transferred to his polling unit at Okene. He has been on this for long but thank God INEC has finally done it. The Governor is a law abiding leader who will continue to follow due process”.