The Independent National Electoral Commission has revealed the list of states with the highest number of registered voters


In the buildup of the 2023 general elections, the nation’s electoral umpire disclosed that Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Rivers, Katsina and Oyo top the lists


Further analysis by the commission revealed the northwest geopolitical zone follows the same path with the highest number of registered voters for next year’s poll


On Wednesday, October 26, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, announced that the voter register had swollen up to 93.5m.


Analysis of the preliminary register reveals that Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Rivers, Katsina and Oyo states have the highest number of registered voters, The Punch reported.


States with the highest number of registered voters

 A breakdown indicates that:

  1. Lagos has 7.57 percent;
  2.  Kano, 6.34 percent;
  3.  Kaduna, 4.65 percent;
  4.  Rivers, 3.77 percent;
  5.  Katsina, 3.76 percent and
  6. Oyo 3.51 percent. observed that voters in the six states constitute 27.68m or 29.59 percent of the entire registered voters.


According to the preliminary voter register, Lagos, Kano, Kaduna and Rivers states lead with 7,075,192; 5,927,565; 4,345,469 and 3,532,990, respectively.



They are followed by Katsina with 3,519,260 and Oyo, with 3,275,045.


Lagos maintained its position as the state with the highest number of registered voters, increasing its figure from 6.5m to 7.07m.


Kano State also added 469,818 new voters to increase its number to 5.9m voters.



Kaduna now has 4.3m voters while Rivers state overtook Katsina as the fourth largest state in terms of voters.


While Rivers now has 3.53m voters, Katsina has 3.51m.


Ekiti State remained at the bottom with 986,314 registered voters.


Addressing the political parties during their meeting in Abuja, the INEC chairman noted that the majority of the new registrants were young people.


Prof. Mahmood Yakubu noted further that the voter register had gone up to 93.5m.




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