A group in the All Progressive Congress (APC) Justice Forum/Buhari Support group in Kogi State on Tuesday urged the leaders of the party to disqualify Governor Yahaya Bello over alleged double registration.
In a statement issued in Abuja by the Forum’s Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Atekojo Samson Usman, the group said the call was to ensure that the party did not incurs the wrath of the law.
According to the group, the allegation against the governor had become embarrassing for the party, adding that the party should not field Bello.
The group also posited that the offence committed by the governor attracts a one-year prison term or a fine of N100,000 or both upon conviction.”
They also made a reference to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which sacked three of its officials for registering the governor twice last year, but said it could “not take any action against the governor because of immunity.”
The statement said the APC’s anti-corruption fight had endeared the party to Nigerians in the last five years
“It’s in the public domain that the governor who is also an aspirant in the forthcoming elections in Kogi State was involved in double registration scam. Some persons who were found culpable have been punished, so, what happens to the accused?”
“Yahaya Bello should be disqualified during screening based on that. If he is allowed during the screening, then, something is wrong with the anti-corruption fight which is the slogan of APC and Nigerians are watching,” the Justice Forum said.
The group further, however, tasked the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to take a decision in the interest of the party.
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