VOTER REGISTRATION: FRESH REGISTRANTS HIT 10.4 MILLION, SAYS INEC
Written by Kayode Sanni on June 27, 2022
Over 10 million new voters have registered in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise across the country.
This is according to the update for Week 11 in the Fourth Quarter released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
According to the short document, the number of completed registration stood at 8,631,696 (online – 3,250,449 and
physical – 5,381,247).
There are 4,292,690 males, 4,339,006 females, 67,171 PWDs and 6,081,456 youths.
Before now, the electoral body has said extending the voters’ registration was now inevitable following a surge in interest and calls by Nigerians for the exercise to be extended.
INEC National Commissioner Festus Okoye said this on Friday as the June 30th deadline draws closer.
He said INEC “is disposed towards extending the date for the CVR”.