Tinubu Apologises for Lying about PVCs


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Bola Ahmed Tinubu, All Progressives Congress national leader and presidential aspirant, has apologised to Nigerians for giving misinformation that their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) have expired. 

Tinubu had said: “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.”

Bola Tinubu on Wednesday retracted the statement.  In a statement by his media aide Tunde Rahman, he 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.”

“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.”

This is not the first Tinubu is making such false statement, and later backtrack them claiming they were slip of tongue.

In March 2021, Tinubu, in suggesting ways to fight insecurity in the country called on President Muhammadu Buhari to approve immediate recruitment of up to 50 million unemployed young Nigerians into the Nigerian Army.

“We are under-policed, and we are competing with armed robbers and bandits to recruit from the youths who are unemployed —33 per cent unemployed?” 

He later retracted his statement recommending enlistment of 50 million Nigerian youths into the military, saying it was a slip of the tongue.

Asiwaju Tinubu claimed he meant to say five million Nigerians should be recruited into the Nigerian Army to combat raging insecurity instead, according to P.M. News.

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