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General News of Monday, 23 January 2023


2023 Elections: List of states Peter Obi, Atiku, Tinubu, Kwankwaso are currently battling to win

Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso

The presidential candidates continue to campaign across the country as the general election scheduled to take place in few weeks draw near.

The battle for the presidency continues to linger on as the presidential candidates contest for who claims the most number of states during the February 25 elections.

However, some states with a vast amount of eligible voters have been known to be of great influence in the polls of which candidates are desperately hoping to win.

Recall that the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu said that the 2023 general election will be a poll for the younger Nigerians.

Speaking at the Chatham House Institute in London, the INEC chairman said that out of 93.4 million registered voters in Nigeria, 37 million, that is 39 percent, are young people between the ages of 18 and 34.

He added that the election will be dominated by the youth in Nigeria.

Below are a lists of these states with major amount of potential voters.

Lagos - 7,060,195 voters

Kano - 5,921,370 voters

Oyo - 3,276,675 voters

Rivers - 3,537,190 voters

Kaduna - 4,335,208

Katsina - 3,516,719

Niger - 2,698,344