The latest statistics released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as of 7:00am Monday, 27th June 2022 shows that fresh registrants of the ongoing voters registration had hit 10,487,972. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed these figures while receiving representatives of the United Nations Secretary-General, led by the Head of the UN Office in West Africa and the Sahel region.
By the numbers
- INEC stated that of the 10,487,972 fresh registration, 8,631,696 had completed the registration process with 3,250,449 online and 5,381,247 through physical registration.
- Again, INEC has recorded more female registrants with 4,339,006 than males with 4,292,690. INEC statistics also show that a total of 6,081,456 youths had registered while 67,171 were Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
- INEC reports a total of 23,560,043 applications for transfer of vote, requests for replacement of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), updating of voter information records, etc.
- INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu also confirmed that Nigeria’s registered voters of 84 million registrants is 11 million more than the registered voters of 14 other countries in the West African and Sahel region.
What they are saying
- INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, while speaking, highlighted the relevance of Nigeria’s election and the importance of a peaceful election to the region. He assured the representatives that the commission “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 for.”
- Head of delegation and Head of the UN Office in West Africa and the Sahel, Ahmad Saleh Annadif, in response professed support to Nigeria in the forthcoming election.