North West Leads In New Voters Register Released By INEC
North West region has been credited with having the highest number of registered voters in the preliminary voter register, released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday, ahead of the 2023 polls.
According to the tentative voter register, North West recorded 22.27 million registered voters, south west region (17.93 million), while south south has 14.4 million.
Also, the north central is credited with 13.8 million registered voters, north east (12.5 million), south east (10.9 million) while Federal Capital Territory has 1.5 million.
Further breakdown of the register voter shows that Lagos State has the highest number of 7.7 million voters, Kano (5.9 million), Kaduna (4.3 million), Rivers (3.51 million) Katsina (3.5 million) and Oyo with 3.2 million registered voters.
Ekiti State recorded the lowest number of 986,314 registered voters.
Meanwhile, INEC has put the preliminary number of eligible voters on its voter register at 93.5 million, ahead of the 2023 polls.
This follows the addition of nine million, 518 thousand and 188 new voters to the existing registered 84 million, four thousand and 84.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, announced this in Abuja at a consultative meeting with leaders of political parties on Wednesday.
Yakubu explains that the 93.5 million figure is preliminary, because INEC is mandated by the Electoral act 2022 to display both the hard copy of the voter register and on the INEC website.
The physical voter register, according to Yakubu will be on display at designated centres between November 12th and 15th.