The Chairman of the Independent National Election Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has said that the 2023 general election is an election for the youth of Nigeria.
Giving a breakdown of voter registration and permanent voter card collection in Nigeria at his address in Chatham House, London, on Tuesday afternoon, Yakubu said records on the ground showed the election would be dominated by youth. nigerian.
Yakubu, who said he was encouraged by the turnout of registered voters to collect their PVCs, said more than 600,000 eligible voters collected their PVCs in Lagos alone in the last month.
The INEC chief stated that there are currently 93.4 million registered voters in Nigeria, of whom 37 million or 39 percent are young people between the ages of 18 and 34.
“And then they’re closely followed by 33.4 million or 35.3 percent of middle-aged voters ages 35-49.
“Taken together, these two categories make up 75.39 percent of registered voters in Nigeria. So really, the 2023 election is the choice of the young, because they have the numbers. Even most of the collected PVC is collected by young people,” added Yakubu.
“So out of the 93.4 million, 70.4 million registered voters are between the ages of 18 and 49,” Yakubu said.
He reminded the audience that the PVC collection would end on January 29, adding that “we have to finish it because before the elections we will publish the amount of PVC collected per voting unit throughout the country”.
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