INEC projects 95 million voters, plans for 1,520 seats

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it is making preparations for around 95 million voters in next years’ general elections, but warns that the increasing level of insecurity in some parts of the country poses a threat to the polls.

The Chairman, INEC, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, said this in Lagos on Friday.

He stated that for the 2023 general elections, INEC is making preparations for approximately 95 million voters, noting that they have 84 million voters now and have registered 12 million newly. He added that None of the fresh registrants has been added to the register as they are cleaning up the register.

Yakubu noted that there had been a challenge with the collection of PVCs, adding that the commission had a meeting with all its resident electoral commissioners and administrative secretaries in Lagos in the week to map out strategies on how to ensure a hitch-free distribution of the PVCs.

He said despite the challenges, voting would take place in 176,846 locations in the country next year as the commission had recruited 1.4 million ad hoc workers.

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