Prof Mahmood Yakubu- INEC Chairman
By Dr. Kingsley Orlu 12 January 2019: 19:45
The dawn of 2019 reminds us that Nigeria’s forthcoming general election is gathering momentum. The entire exercise is expected to be a significant political event that stands to determine the direction of the changes widely promised by contending political parties. Developments following the planned general election show that the country’s level of political orientation has improved. Only recently, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, released data of its registered voters. On geopolitical grounds, the North-west continued to maintain a lead in the drive for voters’ registration with a total of 24,158,100 (24.06%). According to the chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, a total population of 15,170,608 were newly registered to vote.
Registration by geopolitical zones
Women seem to be in the political forefront with respect to the concluded voters’ registration with a total population of 44,405,439 (52.86%), while men make up 39,598,645 (47.14%). Lagos State relatively remained on top with 6,570,291 registered voters, as Bayelsa State settles down below with registration of 923,182 voters.
Voter’s registration by states