The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has disclosed that over two million fresh registrants have so far registered on its online registration portal for the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), which it launched on June 28, 2021.
The commission, in a statement by its National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye made the disclosure on Monday, August 23, 2021.
He said the figure was a comprehensive one since the commission commenced the in-person or physical registration as well as the completion of online pre-registration in states and local government area (LGAs) offices nationwide.
Okoye added that the number of Nigerians who had completed their registration in four weeks stood at 430, 363.
He said: “As at 7am of Monday, August 23, the number of new registrants has hit 2, 215, 832.
“The update on the number of registrants who have completed their registration indicates that 234, 516 were males, 195, 802 were females, while 4,915 were persons with disabilities”, Okoye informed.
According to him, the commission had within the last eight weeks, received 2, 887,978 applications of which 1,605,220 were from males, 1,282,758 were from females, while 35,750 of the applicants were people with disabilities.
He also said the age distribution showed that 1,877,552 were youths; 686,583 were middle age; 284,389 were elderly; while 39,454 were old people.
He pointed out that out of the 2,215,832 new registrants, Osun was the state with the highest figure with 365,412, followed by Bayelsa with 184,059, while Borno has the lowest number with 7,307 and followed by Yobe with 7,946 new registrants.
The INEC National Commissioner also said that detailed distribution of the online and completed registration by states/FCT, age, gender, occupation and disability had been uploaded on the commission’s website and social media platforms for public information.
Okoye, again advised all eligible citizens who had not registered before to seize the opportunity to do so, stating that those who had already registered as voters need not register again.
But he noted 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.