95 Million Nigerians To Vote In 2023, Says INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that Nigerians that can vote in 2023 Elections are not more than 95 million.
INEC Chairman, Prof, Mahmood Yakubu, made this disclosure at an event organised by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems at the NED headquarters in Washington DC, United States of America.
Yakubu said at the event: “There are 18 political parties in the race to produce the next President to be elected by 95 million voters. We had over 84 million registered voters in 2019. But with the last Continuous Registration of Voters, we are going to add at least 10 million Nigerians and that will take the register of voters to 95 million”.
He added: “The election is significant because the incumbent President is not eligible to run, this being his second and final term.
“I say this and I won’t be tired of saying it to an audience like this: In West Africa, there are 15 countries including Nigeria. But the total number of registered voters in the 14 countries combined is 73 million. In Nigeria, it’s going to be 95 million”.