The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have announced that the number of fresh registrants that completed their registration stood at 12,298,944.
INEC ended the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise on Sunday, after a one-month extension from the initial June 30 deadline.
According to INEC, the exercise has been suspended till after the 2023 general elections.
“The number of registrants who have completed online and physical registration was 12,298,944, made up of 6,074,078 males and 6,224,866 females of which 87,083 were people living with disabilities (PWDs) and 8,784,677 youths,” the report said yesterday.
A breakdown of the figure reveals that of the fresh registrants, 6,359,711 came from the North, while 5,939,233 reside in the South, indicating a disparity of 420,478.
Going by geo-political zones, the Northwest recorded the highest with 2,514,273 new registrants, while the South-South trails closely with 2,458,095 applications.
The North-Central followed with 2,314,368 completed registration, while Southwest has 2,039,982.
Also, about 1,531,070 applications came from the Northeast while the Southeast has the least completed registration with 1,441,156.
A state-by-state breakdown revealed that Lagos and Kano have the highest number of new registrants with 585,620 and 569,103 respectively.
Delta followed closely with 523,517 applications with Yobe and Ekiti recording the lowest with 152,414 and 124, 844 applications.
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