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INEC registers 10.4 million new voters

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 INEC registers 10 4 million new voters

The number of fresh voters registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the ongoing registration currently stands at 10,487,972, the commission said on Monday.

The commission gave the figure in its update for Week 11 in the fourth quarter made available to journalists in Abuja.

According to the document, 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.
According to him, INEC is aware of the strategic importance of Nigeria in the region and the need to have stability and peace through free, fair and credible elections.
He told his guests 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 delivery of credible elections in the country.

Yakubu said INEC “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.”

He assured his visitors that the commission “will continue to consolidate on achievements recorded so far to make sure elections get better and better with each round of election.”

Annadif assured INEC of continuous support to further deepen Nigeria’s democracy.

He said Nigeria, by virtue of its population, cannot be ignored in the West African region, adding that as the most populous black nation, peace and stability in the region largely depends on stability of Nigeria.

Annadif said the UN would ensure there is free and credible election in Nigeria.

 

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