The Audu/Faleke Campaign Organisation has alleged that the Kogi state governor-elect, Yahaya Bello, was not a registered voter, claims that he does not possess the Permanent Voter Card, which is the basis for voting in Nigeria.
In a statement, the Director of Publicity of the Audu/Faleke Campaign Organisation, Duro Meseko, said Bello was now running around to induce the Independent National Electoral Commission to obtain a backdated PVC.
Meseko said in the statement: “It has come to the notice of the Audu/Faleke Campaign Organisation that Alhaji Yahaya Bello is lobbying the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to get a back-dated Permanent Voted Card (PVC).
“We have it on good authority that Yahaya Bello, who was fielded as the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Party (APC) in the December 5 supplementary poll is not a registered voter and this is our prayer in the petition we filed against his nomination by our party as a replacement for the late flag bearer, Prince Abubakar Audu.
“We, at the Audu/Faleke Campaign Organisation, are in possession of the Certified True Copy (CTP) of the PVC register used by INEC for the November 21 governorship election and the supplementary poll on December 5.
“So, any attempt to register Yahaya Bello or any other person for the purpose of an election that had been held would be judicially challenged.
“We heard that the supplementary governor-elect whose name was not on the Permanent Voter Register has been trying to lobby INEC officials to smuggle his name into the register for the purpose of his defence at the Kogi Governorship Election Petitions’ Tribunal.
“This, if done, would not only compromise the judicial process but would be inimical to the anti-corruption crusade of the APC-led Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We hereby warn INEC to call its officials to order as any officer who allowed himself to be used by the party in a pending litigation would have him/herself to blame,” he concluded.