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INEC RELEASE FINAL VOTER REGISTER FOR 2023 ELECTION

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the final list of Nigerians who registered to vote in the 2023 general elections.

A total of 93.4 million eligible voters are expected to participate in the forthcoming elections.

According to the figures, the Northwest region has the highest number of eligible voters followed by the Southwest.
Presenting the voter register in Abuja, the chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu said the number of registered youths was over 37 million.

He said following the allegations of underage voters in the preliminary list released in November 2022, the commission has cleaned the list by removing all ineligible persons on the register.

In the voter register, the North-West geopolitical region has the highest number of registered voters with 22,255,562, while the South-West zone has 17,958,966.

The INEC figures also showed that in North-Central, 15,363,731 persons are eligible to participate in the coming election, while the South-South has 14,440,714 registered voters.

In the North-East, there are 12,542,429 registered voters while the South-East has 10,907,606.

The figures also showed that men dominate the voter register at 49,054,162 (52.5 %) while the figure of female voters stands at 44,414,846 (47.5 %).

Breaking down the numbers by states, Lagos has the highest number of registered voters with 7,060,195, followed by Kano with 5,921,370 and Kaduna, 4,335,208.

For the age group, registered youths (18–34) were 37,060,399; Middle aged (35–49) 33,413,591; Elderly (50–69), 17,700,270; old (70+) 5,294,748.

INEC boss has assured Nigerians that the forthcoming elections would not be postponed, adding that the timetable for the exercise has not changed.

He assured Nigerians that the elections would hold as scheduled. PULSE

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