BENIN CITY – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said that about 120,600 Nigerians have completed their physical registration in the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) taking place in the country from July 26th through 3rd August, 2021.
This was contained in an update provided by INEC on Wednesday in Abuja indicating that out of 120,600 Nigerians, who had completed their physical registration, 72,075 were male, while 48,525 were female.
Also 1,274 in of the figure were people living with disability.
The distribution of the complete registration by states according to INEC indicated that Anambra had the highest number with 8,624 followed by Osun with 8,114.
The update also showed that Ebonyi had the lowest number of persons who had completed their registration with 959, followed by FCT with 1,134.
The update also showed that the Commission has received about 1,657,566 applications from Nigerians.
The figure of the total applications received included those for voter transfer, requests for replacement of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and update of voter information record, etc.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, in a statement on the update disclosed that as at August 3rd, the total number of fresh online pre-registrants stood at 1,377,733.
Recall that INEC started the online registration of voters on June 28th while the in-person (or physical) registration commenced on July 26th.
Eligible citizens who initiated their registration online and those who prefer to register in-person ab initio had the opportunity to do so in the Commission’s State and LGA offices nationwide.
Mr. Okoye also added that young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 34 were still leading in both online registration (1,074,260 or 65 per cent) and completed registration (84,619 or 70 per cent).
“In terms of occupation, students are leading in both pre-registration (529,219 or 32 per cent) and completed registration (48,897 or 41 per cent).
He noted that the detailed distribution of the registrants by age, State/FCT, occupation, gender, type of registration and disability has been uploaded to the Commission’s website and social media platforms.
Okoye appealed to all Nigerians to seize the opportunity to either initiate their registration online and schedule an appointment at their convenience to complete the process or visit any of the Commission’s State/LGA office nationwide to register.