Over 2m Nigerians Register Online For CVR – INEC

Over 2m Nigerians Register Online For CVR – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) online Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) have hit 2,215,832.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye said this on Monday in Abuja.

“As at 7 am of Monday, Aug. 23, the number of new registrants has hit 2, 215, 832,” Okoye said.

He stated that the number of Nigerians who had completed their registration in four weeks stood at 430, 363.

Okoye stated that the figure was 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.

Also Read: INEC Raises The Alarm Over Fake CVR Online Portal

He said that 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.

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.

Out of the 2,215,832 new registrants, Osun was the state with 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.

He urged 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.