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Tinubu Clarifies Statement On PVC

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu has apologised on Thursday for his statement on the Permanent Voters Card, PVC, expiration.

His apology is coming on the heels of outrage by Nigerians about the statement made while addressing a delegation of women from Lagos at the APC’s Women Conference in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to his Media Aide, Mr. Tunde Rahman, in Lagos, Tinubu asked them to check the status of their PVC.

He explained that he had said this was to make sure that their cards had not expired.

The statement, however, explained that the former governor of Lagos State used the word ‘expire’ instead of saying the “cards may have to be updated or re-validated.’’

“Immediately upon being enlightened on this, Tinubu apologised for the incorrect statement and felt sorry for any confusion it may have caused.”

The APC leader commended INEC for working toward free and fair electoral process and stressed the need for Nigerians to fully participate in elections to strengthen democracy.

He, therefore, encouraged the women to continue to mobilise voters to update their PVCs.

He also admonished them to mobilise at the grassroots levels so that elections reflected the sovereign will of all the people for a true democracy to be established.

He counseled the women to review their voting details with INEC to ensure that they were updated before the forthcoming elections.

Continuing, “The gap between those who registered for elections and those who usually turned up to pick their PVCs is wide. Such constitutes a serious challenge, which may impede the growth of our democracy,’’ he said

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