The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Commission (INEC) has countered presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu’s claim of the Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) expiring.
Tinubu who lately hosted a few of his supporters, had mentioned there was a decline within the number of eligible voters in current occasions due to PVCs expiring.
This was nonetheless countered by Chief Technical Adviser to the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Bolade Eyinla.
Eyinla mentioned those that have registered for election don’t want to do so once more because their cards are legitimate for future elections.
The INEC Chairman’s CTA additional noted that such declare may push individuals into registering twice. He mentioned;
“This info isn’t right. The PVC issued to all previously registered voters stays legitimate. This type of statement will definitely push eligible voters to register more than once thereby creating the issue of double and multiple registrations.”
Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Lawrence Oyekanmi who additionally commented on the declare made by Tinubu, identified that double registration is an offence below Nigerian legislation.
“The truth is, double registration is an offence below our legal guidelines. Eligible Nigerians are entitled to register solely once. As soon as a reputation seems on the National Register of Voters, it stays there completely.
“One of many only a few cases the place a reputation may very well be faraway from the register is that if there’s a powerful and verifiable proof that the particular person bearing the identify has died.”