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2023: Over 4m youths registered online – INEC

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INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 4.5 million Nigerian youths completed the online registration for fresh voters’ cards as of May 30, 2022.

  Out of the 4.5 million, who completed the online registration, INEC says 1.3 million were middle-aged Nigerians between the age of 35 to 49 while 556,572 were elderly people between the ages of 50 to 69.

  According to INEC, older people between the ages of 70 and above also used the online platform to register for voters’ card as 76,186 of them completed their registration but in terms of gender, 3.25 million of the applicants were male while 3.29 million were female.

  A post issued on INEC’s verified Twitter handle, today, shows that the youths, who are between the ages of 18 and 34, accounts for 69.5 per cent of the total registrations completed online since the beginning of the continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise.

  The post further shows that while a total of 10.2million fresh applications were received, only 6.5 million applicants completed their registration, out of which the youths accounted for 4.5 million.

  Analysts say the youth’s interest in registering for voters’ cards this year may have been aroused by various advocacy campaigns by influencers on various social media platforms, especially, Twitter.

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