Northwest, Southwest lead in voter registration – INEC

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a total of 96,303,016 eligible voters have registered to vote in next year’s general election.

The Northwest has the highest number with 22,672,373 prospective voters.

It is made up of seven states: Sokoto, Kano, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, and Jigawa.

Followed by the Southwest, which has 18,332,191 voters. The zone comprises the six states of Lagos, Oyo, Ondo, Osun, and Ekiti.

Prospective voters from the two regions alone account for 41.7 percent of the total number of registered voters as gleaned from the INEC website.

The electoral body had registered 84,004,084 voters for the 2019 polls. Thus, there are now 12,298,932 registered voters.

INEC shut its registration portal on Sunday, thus bringing the exercise to a halt for now.

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