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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu on Wednesday, met with the leadership of the 18 political parties at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

At the meeting, the first this year, the commission chairman presented the 2023 voter register to the parties ahead of the elections as required by the 2022 Electoral Act.

In attendance at the meeting include leaders of the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party, the Labour Party, the New Nigeria People’s Party, amongst others.

The commission presented a register containing 93,469,008 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 total registered voters.

The INEC chairman said with the presentation of voter 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.
By Friday Okeregbe

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