Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Rivers voters top INEC register

The Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday, announced that the voter register had risen to 93.5m.

Analysis of the initial register reveals that Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Rivers, Katsina, and Oyo states have the highest number of registered voters.

A breakdown shows that Lagos has 7.57 percent; Kano, 6.34 percent; Kaduna, 4.65 percent; Rivers, 3.77 percent; Katsina, 3.76 percent,t, and Oyo 3.51 percent.

Checks by reporters say the voters in the six states constitute 27.68m or 29.59 percent of the entire registered voters.

Addressing the political parties during their meeting in Abuja, the INEC chairman noted that the majority of the new registrants were young people.

Speaking further, Yakubu stated, “In terms of demographic distribution, 7.2mn new voters or 76.5 percent are young people between 18-34 years while there is a slightly higher number of female (4.8m or 50.82 percent) than male (4.6m or 49.18 percent) voters. In terms of occupation, 3.8m (40.8 percent) are students.

“The 9,518,188 new voters have been added to the existing register of 84,004,084 voters. The preliminary register of voters in Nigeria now stands at 93,522,272.’’



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