The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress over a false statement he made concerning Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs).
Chief Technical Adviser to the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Bolade Eyinla dismissed the baseless allegations.
The INEC Chairman’s CTA further noted that such claim could push people into registering twice. He said;
“This information is not correct. The PVC issued to all previously registered voters remains valid. This kind of statement will certainly push eligible voters to register more than once thereby creating the problem of double and multiple registrations.”
Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Lawrence Oyekanmi who also commented on the claim made by Tinubu, pointed out that double registration is an offence under Nigerian law.
“In fact, double registration is an offence under our laws. Eligible Nigerians are entitled to register only once. Once a name appears on the National Register of Voters, it stays there permanently.