Running Election In Nigeria Is Likened To Holding Exercise In 14 West African Countries —Professor Yakubu
Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday said conducting elections in Nigeria is likened to holding an election in the rest 14 countries in West African sub-region merged. Information Guide Nigeria
Professor Yakubu disclosed that with its current voter population of more than 84 million, Nigeria has about 11 million more registered voters than the rest of West African countries combined, which have 73.6 million registered voters. NIGERIAN TRIBUNE reports.
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In Yakubu’s words: “Nigeria’s size and population make it one of the biggest democracies in the world. It is certainly the second largest presidential democracy after the United States of America.
“The size of our voter population and elective institutions make elections in Nigeria a huge undertaking. This fact is better appreciated within our regional context. There are 15 countries in West Africa today, including Nigeria”.
“However, with the current voter population of over 84 million, Nigeria has about 11 million more registered voters than the other 14 countries put together, which have 73.6 million registered voters”.
“Conducting a general election in Nigeria is like holding election in West Africa and beyond,” he told his audience”. jamb results
According to him, Nigeria has a voter population of 84,004,084 (2019 figures, excluding the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration); number of polling units (176,846); registration areas or wards: 8,809; constituencies – 1,567 distributed as: presidential – one; governorship (36); senatorial districts (109); federal constituencies (House of Representatives seats) – 360; state Assembly Constituencies (993 )and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Council – 68 (six chairmen and 62 councillors.
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