The Hotmedia.ng gathered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has registered 93, 469,008 voters for the 2023 polls.
A breakdown indicates men constitute 52.5 percent while women make up 47.5 percent of the total figure.
This was contained in the final list of registered voters released to political parties by the electoral body on Wednesday at the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja.
Lagos tops the list with 7,060,195 registered voters followed by Kano with 5,921,370.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu on Wednesday, met with the leadership of the 18 political parties at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
At the meeting, the first this year, the commission chairman presented the 2023 voter register to the parties ahead of the elections as required by the 2022 Electoral Act.
In attendance at the meeting include leaders of the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party, the Labour Party, the New Nigeria People’s Party, amongst others.
The commission presented a register containing 93,469,008 voters for the 2023 general elections.
The voter distribution also reveals that 44,414,846 registered voters are females, and 49,054,162 are males.
Of the total registered voters, the number of young people between the ages of 18 and 34 stood at 37,060,399, representing 39.65% of total registered voters while the elderly between the ages of 50 and 69 stood at 17,700,270, representing 18.94% of total registered voters.
The INEC chairman said with the presentation of voter register, the commission has successfully implemented 11 out of the 14 activities scheduled for the 2023 general elections.
According to him, every other arrangements are going on smoothly including the distribution of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
Accordingly, the commission does not contemplate any postponement of the election date
🔹2023 General Election will hold
🔹INEC not contemplating any
🔹Election materials for 17 States
🔹13,868,441 PVCs printed,
delivered to States
🔹Underaged voters, vote buyers
will be arrested, prosecuted
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that a total number of 93.469 million Nigerians will be eligible to vote in the forthcoming general election.
Providing the gender breakdown, the Commission disclosed that while 49,054,162 males will vote, the female figure stood at 44,414,846.
Nigerian youths within the age range of 18-34 topped the age group with a total number 37,060,399, 39.65 per cent, middle-aged between 35-49, are 33,413,591, 35.75 per cent, the elderly within the age range of 50-69 constituted 17,700,270, 18.94 per cent and the old within 70 years and above have 5,294,748, about 5.66 per cent.
INEC Chairman Presents New Register of Voters to Political Parties
📍Registered Voters now
📍53,264 ineligible voters removed
📍Males – 49,054,162 (52.5%)
📍Females – 44,414,846 (47.5%)
📍PWDs – 85,362 (2021/22 CVR)
📍Youths (18-34): 37,060,399