Lagos, Kano lead in final voters list - INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the final voter list for the upcoming elections, with the North-West and South-West having the most registered voters out of the 93.4 million eligible voters.

At a meeting with political party leaders at the INEC headquarters in Abuja, commission Chairman Mahmood Yakubu announced that 37,060,399 registered voters were youths.

In November 2022, the commission published a preliminary register of voters across the 774 local government areas on its website for eligible voters to confirm their details and for citizens to report ineligible persons.

INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

The commission received over 53,000 objections to the register and removed the ineligible voters. The North-West geopolitical zone had the highest number of registered voters, with 22,255,562, while the South-West had 17,958,966.

The figures also showed that men comprised 52.5% of the voter register and women 47.5%.

Other states include,, Abia, 2,120,808; Adamawa, 2,196,566; Akwa-Ibom, 2,357,418; Anambra, 2,656,437; Bauchi, 2,749,268; Bayelsa, 1,056,862; Benue, 2,777,727; Borno, 2,513,281; Cross River 1,766,466; Delta, 3,221,697; Ebonyi, 1,597,646; Edo, 2,501,081; Ekiti, 987,647; Enugu, 2,112,793; FCT, 1,570,307; Gombe, 1,575,794 and Imo, 2,419,922.

Other states are Jigawa, 2,351,298; Katsina, 3,516,719; Kebbi, 2,032,041; Kogi, 1,932,654; Kwara 1,695,927; Nasarawa, 1,899,244; Niger, 2,698,344; Ogun, 2,688,305; Ondo, 1,991,344; Osun, 1,954,800; Oyo, 3,276,675; Plateau, 2,789,528; Rivers, 3,537,190; Sokoto, 2,172,056; Taraba, 2,022,374; Yobe,1,485,146; and Zamfara, 1,926,870.

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