Nigeria has 11 Million More Votes Than All Registered Voters Of 14 West African Nations, INEC has said.
Newsonline reports that Nigeria has 11 million more voters than all registered voters of 14 other countries in the West African and Sahel region.
This was disclosed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) via its update for Week 11 in the fourth quarter, which was released on Monday.
According to the update, the number of fresh voters registered by INEC in the ongoing registration currently stands at 10,487,972.
What INEC is saying about voters
It stated, “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.
“Nigeria currently has a voting population of 84 million registered voters, which is 11 million voters more than all registered voters of 14 other countries in the West African and Sahel region.” INEC
On the importance of Nigeria to the development of the democratic process, including elections in West Africa and Africa, the commission stated that the combined total number of registered voters in the remaining 14 countries in West Africa and the Sahel stood at 73 million, which is 11 million less than Nigeria’s 84 million registered voters.
- The chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, explained that the figure depicted the enormity of the commission’s responsibilities and why the commission is always ready to work with agencies and nations in the international community to ensure the delivery of credible elections in the country.
- He said, “We will do what is right on the basis of the law while the ultimate choice will be made by Nigerians on who they will vote. We will continue to consolidate on achievements recorded so far to make sure elections get better and better with each round of the election.”
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Newsonline had reported that INEC has agreed to shift the ongoing Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR) exercise by 60 days.
- This was made known by Aishatu Jibril Dukku, Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters on Wednesday during plenary.
- She said “The Committee held a meeting with INEC yesterday (Tuesday) and they agreed to extend the CVR, all our resolutions were approved,”