2019: Fresh Fear Of Rigging Looms As APC States Tops Number Of Registered Voters
There is renewed fears that the 2019 general elections may be rigged by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as consistently alleged by the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The voter register presented by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to party leaders on Monday has heightened these fears.
It showed that Lagos and Kano States have the highest number of registered voters with 6.5 million and 5.4 million respectively.
Bayelsa and Ekiti States have the least number of voters with 923,181 and 909,967 respectively.
The total number of registered voters stands at 84 million, 15 million more than the figure in 2015 which stood at 68 million.
In 2015, Lagos and Kano States also had the highest registered voters with 5.8 million and 4.9 million respectively.
At the regional level, INEC figures show that North West currently has the highest number of registered voters, with 20 million voters constituting 24% of the total.
It is followed by the South West, which has 16 million voters, constituting 19.39%.
Other regions include: South-South with 12 million, South East- 10 million, North-East- 11 million and North-Central- 13million registered voters.
Under age distribution, the document shows that youth between the ages of 18 and 35 years constitute the highest with 51.11 per cent, which is 42,938,458 voters.
Those between 36 and 50 years closely follow, constituting 29.97%, which is 25,176,144.
See the full list arranged State by State:
Akwa Ibom 2,119,727
Cross River 1,527,289
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