The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that pre-registration in its ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) has hit 2,953,094 as at 7am on Monday, September 139.
INEC stated that out of the 2,953,094 Nigerians, who had done their online pre-registration, Osun State has the highest number with 402,619, followed by Edo State with 223,009 and Bayelsa State with 216,280.
While the states with the lowest number of re-registration in the CVR are Borno State with 11,612, followed by Yobe State 13,176 and Abia State 14,248.
The electoral body, which announced this in the weekly update on the pre-registration, also said 931,768 Nigerians have so far completed their physical registration in the ongoing excercise which started on June 28.
INEC also said it had received 4,225,749 applications from people requesting for voter transfer, replacement of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and update of voter information record, among other requests.
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In the latest update, the distribution of applications, based on gender, shows that 2,308,338 are from males, 1,917,411 from females, while 50,395 of the applicants are from people with disabilities.
It also indicated that the week seven update on the 931,768 registrants, who have completed their online and physical registration, showed that Anambra State recorded 138,795 as the state with the highest number, followed by Osun State with 52,823.
But Imo State has the lowest with 6,428, followed by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) 9,130 and Abia with 9,140 in the physical registration that started on July 26.
Meanwhile, some residents of Bayelsa have stated that the ongoing INEC CVR means a lot to them, saying it is the first step in their desire to choose the candidates of their choice in the 2023 general elections.
They spoke to Nigerdeltaconnect, noting that armed with their voters card it will be easier to make the desired change in both the National and state level of governance.