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15.1million new voters register for 2019 elections as total list hits 84 million

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says at least 84 million Nigerians will participate in this year’s general elections.

Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, dislcosed this on Monday in Abuja while presenting the national voter register to political parties.

He said the total number of registered voters in the country stand at 84,004,084.

This translates to just 42 percent of Nigeria’s population which currently stands at 198 million.

The number is 15.17m more than the 68, 833, 476 Nigerians who voted in the 2015 general elections.
The presidential election is scheduled to hold on February 16 while the governorship and state houses of assembly polls will take place on March 2.
In November, INEC said 73 political parties will be participating in the elections.