Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello has dismissed allegation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that he registered twice as a voter in Abuja and subsequently in Lokoja.
Bello stated this when he spoke to State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday after observing the two-rakaâ€™at Jumaâ€™at prayer at the Aso Rock Mosque.
INEC on May 25 via a statement issued by one of its National Commissioners and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Solomon Soyebi, alleged that Bello registered twice as a voter.
Soyebi said the governor first registered in Abuja in January, 2011, and subsequently on May 23, 2017, in Government House, Lokoja.
He described the governorâ€™s double registration and doing so outside lNECâ€™s designated centres as illegal.
Reacting to the allegation, Bello said it might be his ghost that must have done the double registration and not him.
â€œI travelled on May 19 to Dubai for a brief break and i saw the press release and i was taken aback that i did a double registration on May 23rd, probably is my ghost that must have done the double registration.
â€œI think INEC has earned itself a very high reputation and iâ€™m very confident that the leadership of INEC will not allow some elements to drag its name into the mud.
â€œActually, that is a falsehood, i did not do double registration of permanent voter card,â€™â€™ he said.
Bello also frowned at those calling for his impeachment over alleged non-performance, saying his achievements in the last 15 months could be seen by well-meaning citizens of the state.