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INEC records 10.4m new PVC registrations

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INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recorded a fresh registration of 10,487,972 voters since it commenced the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), bringing to a total 84 million Nigerians who are officially registered to vote.

  The commission disclosed this while giving a breakdown of the registrants in its CVR update released on Monday night, in Abuja.

  According to INEC, so far, 8,631,696 registrants had completed their registrations with 3,250,449 online and 5,381,247 through physical registrations.

Giving  a gender breakdown, the commision said 4,292,690 males and 4,339,006 females have completed their registrations with 6,081,456 of the figure being youths, while 67,171 are Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) were also captured.

  INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, while receiving a visiting team of special representatives of the United Nations Secretary-General led by the Head of the UN Office in West Africa and the Sahel region at the INEC headquarters, said the combined total number of registered voters in the remaining 14 countries in West Africa and the Sahel is 73 million, which is 11 million less than Nigeria’s 84 million registered voters.

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