2023: INEC Chairman Meets Leaders Of 18 Political Parties In Abuja

Ahead of the 2023 general election which is just few weeks to come, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu has held a meeting with the leadership of the 18 political parties today, at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

The meeting which is the first of it kind this year, was to present the 2023 voter register to the parties ahead of the elections as required by the 2022 Electoral Act.

The meeting includes leaders of the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party, the Labour Party, the New Nigeria People’s Party, amongst others.

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The commission presented a voter register containing 93,469,008 registered voters for the 2023 general elections.

The voter distribution also reveals that 44,414,846 registered voters are females, and 49,054,162 are males.

The commission revealed that, the total registered voters, the number of young people between the ages of 18 and 34 stood at 37,060,399, representing 39.65% of total registered voters while the elderly between the ages of 50 and 69 stood at 17,700,270, representing 18.94% of total registered voters.

The INEC chairman said with the presentation of voter register, the commission has successfully implemented 11 out of the 14 activities scheduled for the 2023 general elections.

According to him, every other arrangements are going on smoothly including the distribution of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).

Meanwhile the commission does not give any postponement of the election date.