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Young People Make Up 71% Of Newly Registered Voters According to INEC


71.1 percent of the 11.011 million registered voters in the current election are under the age of 25, according to INEC.

According to Tonia Nwobi, the INEC official for Cross River, who spoke in Calabar on Thursday, the figure reflected people who registered between June 28, 2021, and July 25, 2022.

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She claims that 295,018 of the total registered in Cross River.

She stated that in addition to 7,619,179 physical registrations, the aggregate number also includes 3,391,940 online registrations.

“With a total of 7,828,570 registrants, youths between the ages of 18 and 34 made up the majority.

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“There were 2,192,897 people between the ages of 35 and 49; 871,690 people were between the ages of 50 and 69.

“There were 117,962 registrants who were 70 years of age or older.

The top five states with the largest number of registrants, according to Ms. Nwobi, are Lagos (508,936), Kano (500,207), Delta (481,929), Rivers (436,459), and Kaduna (417,427).

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Ekiti (124,844), Yobe (134,002), Imo (164,835), FCT (170,828), and Ondo are the states with the fewest registrations (202,419).

According to Ms. Nwobi, there were 5,558,048 female registrants, or 50.5% more than there were male registrants (5,453,071). (representing 49.5 per cent).

She broke down the distribution further by occupation, noting that students had the greatest registration (4,003,348), accounting for 36.4% of the total.

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Business, farming, and housewives come in second and third place, respectively, with 2,012,312; 1,390,813; and 1,299,409, or 18.3%; 12.6%; and 11.8 % of the total population.

Others include public employees (113,331), artisans (592,339), traders (612,048), civil servants (342,685), and others (644,834), according to her.

The exercise will end on July 31 according to a deadline set by INEC.

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