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2023: Six Weeks To Election: See Total Registered Voters From Each State

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released a voter registration document on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, showing the total number of registered voters ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Today, Thursday, January 12, makes it 43 days and a few hours to the commencement of the 2023 elections, billed to start with the President and Vice President and members of the Senate and House of Representatives.

In respect to this, residents of each state have registered accordingly, with the total of state-by-state registered voters varying by population and interest of the electorates.

INEC confirmed in its publication earlier that a total of 93.4 million Nigerians are eligible to vote in the forthcoming polls, which will be shared among eighteen political parties that registered for the 2023 election.

From the electoral body’s publication, the North-West and South-West was having a chunk of the total eligible voters. The figures yet showed the North-West geopolitical zone having the highest number of registered voters, with 22,255,562.

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See Below The State-By-State Breakdown Of Registered/Eligible Voters For The 2023 Election

As usual, Lagos and Kano State led with the highest number of registered voters. A total number of 7,060,195 people were registered and eligible to participate in the poll in Lagos while Kano recorded 5,921,370 registered voters.

Kaduna State which followed as the third highest registered voters has a total of 4,335,208.

Others include Abia, 2,120,808; Adamawa, 2,196,566; Akwa-Ibom, 2,357,418; Anambra, 2,656,437; Bauchi, 2,749,268; Bayelsa, 1,056,862; Benue, 2,777,727; Borno, 2,513,281; Cross River 1,766,466; Delta, 3,221,697; Ebonyi, 1,597,646; Edo, 2,501,081; Ekiti, 987,647; Enugu, 2,112,793; FCT, 1,570,307; Gombe, 1,575,794 and Imo, 2,419,922.

Other states are Jigawa, 2,351,298; Katsina, 3,516,719; Kebbi, 2,032,041; Kogi, 1,932,654; Kwara 1,695,927; Nasarawa, 1,899,244; Niger, 2,698,344; Ogun, 2,688,305; Ondo, 1,991,344; Osun, 1,954,800; Oyo, 3,276,675; Plateau, 2,789,528; Rivers, 3,537,190; Sokoto, 2,172,056; Taraba, 2,022,374; Yobe,1,485,146; and Zamfara, 1,926,870.

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For the age group, registered youths (18-34) were 37,060,399; Middle aged (35-49) 33,413,591; Elderly (50-69), 17,700,270; old (70+) 5,294,748.

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After Initial Scare, INEC Assures 2023 Election Will Hold As Planned

INEC assured on Wednesday that the 2023 general elections in Nigeria will hold as scheduled.

CityNews Nigeria reports that the assurance was given by the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kwara State, Mallam Attahiru Madami in Ilorin, the state capital at an annual lecture of the National League of Veteran Journalists (NALVEJ), Kwara state council.

Recall that the Chairman of the Board of Electoral Institute (BEI), Abdullahi Abdu Zuru, while representing the INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu at an event last Monday, expressed concerns that insecurity may not allow the 2023 polls to hold as planned.

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His observation raised concerns across and among stakeholders with the federal government also clarifying in a statement by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed that nothing would hinder the 2023 polls.

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In a similar vane, the INEC Commissioner for Kwara State, Madami says the commission is committed to executing a peaceful and successful poll.

He assured that INEC would also remain unbiased in the entire process while soliciting the help and corporation of security agencies, stakeholders, and Nigerians.

“Let’s sustain the peace in the state. Elections can be violent when the umpire is biased. Adequate security should be provided and be civil.

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“INEC has assured that election will hold despite the doubts by some Nigerians. Youths should be admonished to shun violence. Women should do that, especially mothers. We should all preach unity. Violence will take us nowhere,” he said.

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