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1/19/2022 6:29:00 PM

FACT CHECK: Tinubu says current PVCs have expired. Is this true? Read here👉🏽 FactCheck

Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC), said the current permanent voter cards (PVCs) issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expired.

January 19, 2022 2:30 PMEarlier in the month, after so much speculations, Tinubu“In case they do not announce to you on time, the PVC you have has expired,” he said.“You need to spread it to various local government and wards at each levels. No matter how difficult it is. To me, I look at it closely and you look at other elections being held, you will see that it’s diminishing because those cards (is) expired. It’s mandatory that you go and register to vote and achieve your aspirations. May God bless you and bless Nigeria.”

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My own is no expire The man aspiring to lead Nigeria is claiming (PVC) PERMANENT Voter's Card has expired in Nigeria.....Men, Tinibu will take us to real next level! Criminal who hijacked Bullion Vans at the eve of 2019 presidential election🗳 is talking about PVC. Had Nigeria🇳🇬 been a functional society where rule of law governs, Bola Tinubu would’ve been in jail & investigated to the latter. A man who made Lagos state his personal treasure.

Seriously Tinubu is dealing with amnesia due to old age I could have sworn it's called PERMANENT VOTERS CARD

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FACT CHECK: Tinubu says current PVCs have expired. Is this true? Author: Nurudeen Akewushola January 19, 2022 2:30 PM On Tuesday, Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC), said the current permanent voter cards (PVCs) issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have expired. Speaking while addressing the women leaders of the party who paid him a visit in Abuja, Tinubu asked voters to obtain new PVCs. Earlier in the month, after so much speculations, Tinubu formally announced his intention to contest for the 2023 presidency. “In case they do not announce to you on time, the PVC you have has expired,” he said. Advertisement “Take one family member, two family members, knock on all doors and make sure that the new registration… Because they may not announce to you on time. The PVCs you have has expired. Yes! “You need to spread it to various local government and wards at each levels. No matter how difficult it is. To me, I look at it closely and you look at other elections being held, you will see that it’s diminishing because those cards (is) expired. It’s mandatory that you go and register to vote and achieve your aspirations. May God bless you and bless Nigeria.” The PVC is a smart card with an electronic readable microchip that stores each voter’s unique personal and biometric data. Advertisement It was introduced by INEC prior to the 2015 general election to enhance the credibility of electoral processes in the country. How true is Tinubu’s claim? Checks by TheCable showed that a PVC does not carry an expiry date. In a message obtained from the INEC website, Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the commission, said registered voters could in the Continuous Voter’s Registration(CVR) exercise if their cards were missing or defaced. Advertisement When contacted by TheCable, Rotimi Oyekanmi, chief press secretary to the INEC chairman, said the PVC is valid as long as it is not defaced, adding that double registration is an offence under the law. “A PVC does not have an expiry date on it, therefore, it does not expire. As long as the security chip on it is not damaged, it remains valid. But if the chip is damaged, the holder can apply for a replacement,” Oyekanmi said. “Nigerians who already have their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) do not need to register again. In fact, double registration is an offence under our laws. “Eligible Nigerians are entitled to register only once. Once a name appears in the national register of voters, it stays there permanently. “One of the very few instances where a name could be removed from the register is if there is strong and verifiable proof that the person bearing the name has died.” VERDICT Tinubu’s claim that the current PVCs have expired is misleading. This story is published in partnership with Report for the World, a global service program that supports local public interest journalism.