INEC – 40% Of Newly Registered Voters Are Students
40% of newly registered voters, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission, are students.
Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, also stated on Wednesday that 76.5 percent of newly registered voters are young people.
Yakubu spoke at the INEC Conference Room in Abuja’s Third Quarterly Meeting with Political Parties for the Year 2022.
He claims that 9,518,188 new voters have been added to the 84,004,084 voters already on the register, bringing the total number of voters in Nigeria’s preliminary voter list to 93,522,272.
At the conclusion of the exercise, 12,298,944 Nigerians successfully registered as new voters, the speaker stated.
We have consistently assured Nigerians that the process we are using to clean up the register is reliable.
“Following a thorough data cleaning process using the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS), a total of 2,780,756 (22.6%) were identified as ineligible registrants and removed from the record, including double/multiple registrants, individuals under the age of 18, and outright fake registrations that do not comply with our business rules.
“As a result, there are 9,518,188 active registrations.
According to the demographic breakdown, 7.2 million new voters, or 76.5% of the electorate, are young adults between the ages of 18 and 34.
Additionally, there are slightly more female voters (4.8 million, or 50.82%) than male voters (4.6 million, or 49.18%).
“3.8 million people (40.8% of the total population) are students. The Commission’s website and social media platforms already host the soft copy of the detail.
Meanwhile, President candidates of various political parties have come together to sign the peace Accord contract to allow for a peaceful election in the forth coming year.
This peace Accord was signed by PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter peter Obi, APC Presidential candidate ably represented by his vice presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima and others.
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