The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers State has announced new Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) figures.
The electoral umpire says there were 564,512, as at the morning of Monday, April 25.
The Resident Electoral commissioner, Obo Effanga in Rivers State in a statement via his official face book page said across the country, 5,111,899 registrants had completed their registrations; 2,228,913 online and 2,882,986 through physical registrations.
The statement further revealed that the gender of the registrants show 2,537,932 male and 2,573,967 female, adding that 3,534,837 of the figure are youths, while 43,153 are Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
The INEC boss also confirmed that 15,071,668 applications for voter transfer, replacement of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), update of voter information record, etc.
7,957,756 were received from male and 7,113,912 from female; 4,120,254 of the applications were from students and 142,807 from PWDs.
Recall that the Independent Electoral Commission, Rivers State had said the commission will commence ward to ward continuous voter registration in all the 23 local government area from the 8th of March 2022.
The Resident Electoral commissioner, Obo Effanga made this known in a press briefing at the head office in Port Harcourt, noting that over 173, 000 people have registered since the commencement of the CVR last year.
Our correspondent reports that Effanga urged political parties to sensitize electorates to register in the poling units created or those close to the unit can also relocate for easy access.
On the electoral transmission of result, the Rivers State INEC boss described it has step that will ease the process of election in the country.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had also said it is unable to remove the names of dead persons from the voter register due to the absence of reliable data of births and deaths to rely on in expunging the names of such persons.
This implies that Nigeria may go into the 2023 general elections with a faulty voter register. This is compounded by allegations by some stakeholders that there are multiple registration and underage persons on the register.