NIGERIA: INEC REGISTERED 14.5 MILLION NEW VOTERS AHEAD OF 2019 GENERAL ELECTION

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The Independent National Electoral Commission in Nigeria has revealed that it has registered over 14.5 million new voters ahead of the 2019 general election.

The electoral body has also affirmed that preparations ahead of September 22, 2018, governorship poll in Osun State are on course.

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this thursday in Abuja at a regular meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners, where he revealed that the commission was working on a multi-faceted approach to curb vote-buying and other malpractices during the election.

He said on the preparation for the Osun State governorship election, all processes and activities are going according to timetable and schedule of activities released almost a year ago.

 

The INE chairman stressed further that the commission had concluded the current phase of the nationwide CVR exercise last week, which lasted for 16 months, from April 27, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Yakubu added “at the end of the exercise, a total of 14,551,482 new voters were registered.

If this figure is added to the existing register of 69,720,350 voters, it means that the nation now has a voter population of 84,271,832.

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