2019: Lagos, Kano lead in highest number of voters

2019: Lagos, Kano lead in highest number of voters

- The Independent National Electoral Commission has presented voters register to political parties ahead of the 2019 general elections

- The register shows that Lagos and Kano have the highest number of registered voters for the elections

- According to the register 84,004,084 Nigerians will vote in the elections, 6.6 million of them are from Lagos, while 5.5 million are from Kano

Lagos and Kano states have maintained the lead in the number of registered voters for the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

This was contained in the voters register presented by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to political parties in Abuja on Monday, January 7, Punch reports.

Legit.ng gathers that out of the 84,004,084 Nigerians will vote in the elections, Lagos state accounts for 6.6 million, while Kano accounts for 5.5 million.

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Recall that in the 2015 general elections, Lagos and Kano states recorded 5.8 million and 5.0 million respectively.

According to the voter register south south has 12,841,279 voters. Southeast recorded 10,052,236, southwest has 16,292,212, northwest recorded 20,158,100, northeast has 11,289,293, and north-central recorded 13, 366,070.

The analysis of the voter register indicates that female voters constitute 47.14%, which is 39,598,645 voters; while male voters constitute 52.85%, which is 44,405,439 voters.

Youths that will be participating in the elections (18-35) constitute 51.11%, which is 42,938,458 voters; while the middle aged (36-50) constitute 29.97%, which is 25,176,144.

The analysis shows that the elderly (51-70) constitute 15.22%, which amounted to 3,100,971 voters; while the old (70+) constitute 3.69%, which is 3,100,971 voters.

Legit.ng previously reported that an alarm was raised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the new method of vote buying, saying politicians were buying permanent voters cards ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who raised the alarm on Monday, January 7, said politicians were also inducing voters financially to collect the voter identification number on their permanent voters cards.

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The INEC boss raised the alarm during the commission's quarterly consultative meeting with political parties in Abuja.

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