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Voters Registration: INEC Receives Highest Online Application From Southwest

Voters Registration: INEC Receives Highest Online Application From Southwest
  • PublishedJuly 14, 2021

The South West region is leading the rest of the Geo-political zones in the numbers of the CVR online registration.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it received 542,576 online applications in the first two weeks of the resumption of its Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), nationwide.
The online CVR commenced on June 28, 2020.

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC Chairman made the revelation at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC), yesterday, in Abuja.

Giving more details, the chairman said, 456,909 of the application were fresh registrants while 85,667 applied for voter transfer, replacement of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), update of voter information record, among others.

Of the 456,909 fresh registrants, 353,369 came from the South while 103,540 reside in the North, indicating a difference of 249,829.

The South West recorded the highest application with 242,738 new registrants. The South-South followed with 79,614 while North Central has 69,072. The Southeast recorded 31,017 new applications while the commission received 20,866 from the Northwest. The Northeast recorded the lowest with 13,602 applications.

A state-by-state breakdown revealed that Osun has the highest number of new registrants with 154, 893, Lagos, 44,789 while Ebonyi recorded the least with 610.

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