19th July, 2022
By Emmanuel Oloniruha
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said new registrations in the nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) hit 10.1 million.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Monday night via its social media platform.
According to the INEC, 10,139,247 registrants had completed their registrations, of which 3,357,188 were done online, while 6,782,059 were done via physical registration.
It said that 5,022,392 of the registrants that completed their registrations were males; while 5,116,855 were females and 75,422 were Persons With Disabilities.
INEC added that the age distribution also showed that 7,195,676 of the registrants were youth of age 18 to 34; while middle-aged between 35 and 49 were 2,025,258.
The elderly aged 50 and 69 were 808,021 and the old from 70 and above were 110,292.
A total of 26,645,124 applications for voter transfer, requests for replacement of PVCs and updates of voter information records were also received.
The commission has fixed July 31 for the suspension of the CVR ahead of the 2023 general elections.