INEC projects 80m registered voters for 2019 elections

October 11th, 2018

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that more than 80 million registered Nigerians are expected to vote during the 2019 general elections.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this in a paper he presented at the 14th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference (ANEC) in Asaba, Delta State on Thursday.

Yakubu, who was represented by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Akwa Ibom State Mike Igini, said that the figure was made up of 67 million existing registered voters and 14 million fresh registrants.

He said that 91 political parties had been registered ahead of the 2019 elections, adding that there was a total of 120,000 polling units across the country.

The INEC chairman also said that the commission had so far conducted about 190 elections that had not been upturned by any law court.

He disclosed that the commission had 16,000 members of staff across the country, but added that the number was insignificant in managing elections effectively.

Yakubu urged Nigerians to take ownership of the election process by participating actively in it. (NAN)

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