The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the immediate and compulsory retirement of a member of staff and the dismissal of two others in its Kogi State office over act of gross misconduct.
According to INEC’s National Commissioner and Member, Information and Voter Education Committee, May Agbmuche-Mbu,in Abuja, the action was taken against the three members of staff over their involvement in alleged double registration of Governor Yahaya Bello in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).
“Following reports of the alleged double registration by Bello, the Commission set up a panel of investigation into the involvement of staff in the matter.
Agbamuche-Mbu added that, “the initial report submitted by the panel was referred to the Appointment, Promotion and Disciplinary Committee,, which made recommendations to the Commission.
It added that the decision was taken in respect of its staff, while the governor currently enjoys immunity from prosecution.