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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday held consultative meeting with the leadership of the 18 political parties in Abuja.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at the meeting, presented the 2023 voter register to the parties for the general  elections as required by the 2022 Electoral Act.

The document contains 93,469,008 registered voters for the 2023 general elections. Yakubu clarified that the  commission does not contemplate any postponement of the election date.

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Labour Party (LP), the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), and others were in attendance.

The voters distribution shows that 44,414,846 registered voters are females, and 49,054,162 are males.

Of the total registered voters, young people between the ages of 18 and 34 stood are 37,060,399, representing 39.65% of total registered voters, while the elderly between the ages of 50 and 69 are 17,700,270, representing 18.94% of total registered voters.

The INEC chairman noted that the commission has successfully implemented 11 out of the 14 activities scheduled for the 2023 general elections with the presentation of the voters register.

Yakubu declared:   “every other arrangements are going on smoothly, including the distribution of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).

“The commission does not contemplate any postponement of the election date.”

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