2023 General Elections May Suffer Low Turnout For This Reason (Read Details)

Just as the circle of 2023 general elections widens, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has revealed that more than 44 percent of registered voters may not exercise their franchise.

The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in a press conference in Abuja on April 13, 2022 disclosed that about 45% of permanent voter cards will be invalid on January 14, 2022.

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The 45% of the PVCs to be invalid in January constitute one million PVCs of the total 2.7 million PVCs across the federation.

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu also disclosed that about 1,390,519 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) are still valid.

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The INEC Bossexplained that the commission is highly committed to change the narratives in electoral system.

He complained that even 60 percent of the completed PVC registrations in some States are not valid.

“About 45% of completed registrations nationwide are invalid, rising to as high as 60% or more in some states.

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“This infraction happened in all states of the federation. No state is immune from it. These invalid registrations will not be included in the register of voters.

“This development is worrisome because of the time and resources expended in handling these cases,” said Yakubu.

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