All Progressives Congress national leader and presidential aspirant for 2023 presidential election, Bola Tinubu, has apologised to Nigerians for lying that their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) have expired.
In a viral video, Tinubu said to Nigerians, “Take one family member, take two family members, knock on all doors and make sure that new registration. Because they may not announce to you on time, the PVC you have has expired.”
However, Tinubu, in a statement by his media aide Tunde Rahman, on Wednesday, admitted that his claim on PVCs was false, apologising for misleading Nigerians.
“Immediately upon being apprised of this, Asiwaju apologised for the incorrect statement and felt sorry for any confusion it may have caused,” the statement stated, adding that he meant PVCs need “update” not “expired.”
The statement further noted, “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… He urged them to continue to mobilise voters to update their PVCs and help thwart the prevailing voter-apathy.”