Youths Top Voting Population For February Polls, Says INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that youths constitute the highest number of registered voters who will cast votes in the 2023 general election.

The National Commissioner of INEC in charge of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye, stated this in Awka, on Saturday, during the Commission’s engagement with identified groups on the roles of the youth ahead of the 2023 general election.

Okoye said from the electoral umpire’s records, the youth hold the ace for the determination of the outcome of the 2023 elections.

He said out of a total of 9,518,756 valid newly registered voters between June 28, 2021, and July 31, 2022, those aged between 18 and 34 years old were 7,286,871 representing 76.56 percent.

Disclosing further that the total of registered voters for the 2023 general election is 93.5 million, Okoye said that of the 84 million registered voters recorded for the 2019 general election, the youth population which included males and females was 51 percent.

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