Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos, has apologised over a statement he made about the permanent voter cards (PVCs) issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In a released statement by the spokesperson for Tinubu, Tunde Rahman, who said his principal mistakenly used the “word ‘expire’ instead of stating that the cards may have to be updated”.
Rahman said “Immediately upon being apprised of this, Asiwaju apologised for the incorrect statement and felt sorry for any confusion it may have caused,”
He further said “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 reiterated that “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.”
You would recall that, while addressing some women leaders who paid him a visit in Abuja, the Tinubu had said that the PVCs in the possession of citizens have expired.