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General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2023


2023 election belongs to the youth because they have the numbers - INEC

INEC’s Chairman Mahmood Yakubu INEC’s Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described the election set to take place in February 25, 2023 as the election for the youth.

According to him, this year’s election has a larger percentage of young eligible voters.

Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC’s Chairman made this known on Tuesday, January 17, during his speech at Chatham House, London.

As the general election approaches, Yakubu explained the preparations and priorities put in place by the electoral commission.

“We have 93.4 million registered voters of which 37 million, that is 39.5 percent, are young people between the ages of 18 and 34. Then, there are closely followed by 33.4 million or 36.75 percent middle age voters between 35 and 49. Put together, these two categories constitute 75.39 percent of registered voters in Nigeria,” he said while speaking on ‘Nigeria’s 2023 Elections: Preparations and Priorities for Electoral Integrity and Inclusion’.

“Actually, the 2023 election is the election of the young people because they have the numbers. Even the majority of the PVCs collected are collected by young people. So, out of the 93.4 million registered voters, 70.4 million are between the ages of 18 and 49.”