Lagos, Kano dominate as INEC releases the official voter list for the 2023 elections

Lagos, Kano dominate as INEC releases the official voter list for the 2023 elections

The complete list of Nigerians who registered to vote in the general elections of 2023 has been made public by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The next elections are predicted to draw a total of 93.4 million eligible voters.

The region with the most eligible voters, according to the figures, is the Northwest, followed by the Southwest

On January 11, 2023, in Abuja, the chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said that 37,060,399 young people have registered to vote.

He said that the commission sanitized the list by deleting all the ineligible people on the register in response to claims that underage voters were registered on the preliminary list issued in November 2022.

“After the data from the last continuous voter registration effort was cleaned up, 9,518,188 new voters were added to the previous register, resulting in the preliminary register of 93,522,272 that was provided to Nigerians for claims and objections as required by law,” Yakubu said.

“The commission received 53,264 objections from Nigerians over the presence of ineligible individuals on the registry due to age, citizenship, or death at the conclusion of the time for claims and objections by citizens.
These names have been checked, and they are no longer listed.

The North-West geographical region, with 22,255,562 registered voters, has the most, followed by the South-West, with 17,958,966.

The INEC data also revealed that 14,440,714 people are registered to vote in the South-South compared to 15,363,731 people who are entitled to vote in the North-Central.

There are 10,907,606 registered voters in the South-East compared to 12,542,429 in the North-East.

The data also revealed that, with 49,054,162 men registered to vote, or 52.5% of the total, compared to 44,414,846 women, or 47.5%.

When the figures are broken down by state, Lagos has the most people registered to vote (7,060,195), followed by Kano (5,921,370) and Kaduna (4,335,208).

The numbers for other states are:

Abia with 2,120,808 voters, followed by Adamawa with 2,196,566; Akwa-Ibom with 2,357,418; Anambra with 2,656,437; Bauchi with 2,749,268; Bayelsa with 1,056,862; Benue with 2,777,727; Borno with 2,513,281; Cross River with 1,766,466; Delta with 3,221,697; Ebonyi with 1,597,64

Jigawa has a population of 2,351,298; Katsina has a population of 3,516,719; Kebbi has a population of 2,032,041; Kogi has a population of 1,932,654; Kwara has a population of 1,695,927; Nasarawa has a population of 1,899,244; Niger has a population of 2,698,344; Ogun has a population of 2,688,305; On

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.



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