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Voter Registration Hit 9.2 Million -INEC

The new ongoing nationwide voter registration procedure has crossed over 9 million, the Independent National Electoral Commission has revealed.

The commission disclosed in its weekly review for the fourth, fifth week, released Tuesday in Abuja that the actual figure now stands at 9,238,991 from May 16.

The commission also stated that 5,845,751 registrants had completed their registrations, of which 2,584,548 were done online and 3,261,203 via physical registration.

INEC revealed that the update further showed that 2,903,003 of registrants who completed their registration were male, while 2,942,748 were female. 48,252 were disabled persons.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the age distribution of the figure that completed their registration revealed that 4,045,520 were youths.

Others are 1,226,150- middle (aged between 35 and 49); 504,222 elderly (between age 50 and 69); while 69,859 are old  persons of age 70 and above.

The commission revealed that, so far, it had received 16,858,955 applications, including those for voter transfer, requests for replacement of Permanent Voter Cards, update of voter information records, amongst others.

A breakdown of the applications revealed that 2,903,003 were males and 2,942,748 females while 154,220 were from the People With Disabilities (PWDs) across all age categories.



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