With less than two years to the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that 2, 215, 832 new voters in Nigeria have completed their online pre-registration in the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration exercise.
The states distribution of online fresh registration released by INEC in Abuja on Monday showed that Osun still maintained the highest number of fresh registrants with 365, 412, followed by Bayelsa with 184,059.
The state with the lowest fresh registrants was Borno with 7,307, followed by Yobe State with 7,946.
According to the report, the commission received 2, 887,978 applications in the past eight weeks of which 1,605,220 were from males, 1,282,758 were from females, while 35,750 were people with disabilities.
The figure of the total applications received includes those for voter transfer, requests for replacement of Permanent Voter Cards and update of voter information record, etc.
As for age distribution, the report indicates that 1,877,552 were youths; 686,583 were middle age; 284,389 were elderly; while 39, 454 were old people.
The report, however, added that those who wish to transfer to another place where they wish to vote in future elections or who have issues with their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) may apply online or in-person for resolution.