The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has presented a soft copy of the Voters Register to the 18 registered political parties in the country.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu at a meeting with the 18 political parties on Wednesday in Abuja pledged the Commission’s preparedness to conduct a free fair, and credible election in the country next month.
In attendance at the meeting included leaders of the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party, the Labour Party, and the New Nigeria People’s Party, amongst others.
The commission presented a voter register containing 93,469,008 registered voters for the 2023 general elections.
The voter distribution also reveals that 44,414,846 registered voters are females, and 49,054,162 are males.
Of the total registered voters, the number of young people between the ages of 18 and 34 stood at 37,060,399, representing 39.65% of total registered voters while the elderly between the ages of 50 and 69 stood at 17,700,270, representing 18.94% of the total registered voters.
The INEC chairman said with the presentation of the voters’ register, the commission has successfully implemented 11 out of the 14 activities scheduled for the 2023 general elections.
According to him, every other arrangements are going on smoothly including the distribution of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
Accordingly, the commission does not contemplate any postponement of the election date.
Reporting by Ogochukwu Okoronkwo; Editing by Daniel Adejo