About Eight Million Youths Complete Voter Registration Ahead of 2023 Elections

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According to INEC, there were about 10 million fresh registrants, while 12 million persons completed their registrations.

According to INEC, the North-West geopolitical zone, which comprises the seven states of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, and Jigawa, with a total of 22.67 million registered voters, has the highest number of registered voters.

As of the 2019 elections, the North-West had 20.15 million voters. However, the latest report released by INEC showed that 2.5 million new voters registered during the recently concluded continuous voter registration, bringing the total number of registered voters in the zone to 22.67 million. The South-West, which earlier had 16.29 million registered voters, now has 18.3 million, having added 2, 039, 982 new registered voters. The zone comprises Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Ekiti, and Ondo.

In the third position is the South-South which comprises Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Cross River, Bayelsa, Edo, and Delta states. The number of registered voters in the zone has risen from 12.8 million to 15.2 million.

Press Release from INEC

Meanwhile, INEC has warned Nigerians not to fall victims to fake websites advertising voter registration. In a statement signed by National Commissioner Festus Okoye, INEC concluded its Continuous Voter Registration exercise for the 2023 general elections.

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