PVC controversy: Tinubu apologises
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Former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, has apologised over a statement made about INEC issued permanent voter cards (PVCs).
Tinubu had said while addressing women leaders in Abuja, that the PVCs Nigerians possess have expired.
“In case they do not announce to you on time, the PVC you have has expired,”.
“Take one family member, two family members, knock on all doors and make sure that the new registration… Because they may not announce to you on time. The PVCs you have have expired. Yes!
Spokesperson of the former governor, Tunde Rahman, said his principal mistakenly used the “word ‘expire’ instead of stating that the cards may have to be updated” in a statement on Wednesday.
“Immediately upon being apprised of this, Asiwaju apologised for the incorrect statement and felt sorry for any confusion it may have caused,”
“Asiwaju Tinubu also stressed that he appreciates the patriotic and necessary work of INEC and its personnel in assuring a free and fair electoral process for all Nigerians in all political parties”, Rahman stated
“At the meeting convened at the behest of the women, Asiwaju emphasized the need for people to fully participate in elections so we strengthen our democracy. He urged them to continue to mobilise voters to update their PVCs and help thwart the prevailing voter-apathy.”