Registered voters: Lagos, Kano on top

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Lagos State has the highest number of registered voters with 6, 570,291 million while Kano is second with 5, 457,747 million voters.

This is going by the register presented ahead of the 2019 general election by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC , Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday.

However on regional basis, North-West has the highest number  with over 20.2 million while South-West follows with 16.3 million.

North- Central has 13.4 million, South-South has 12.9 million; North-East has 11.3 million and  South-East has a little over 10 million voters.

INEC said it cleared 84,004,084 voters for the forthcoming elections.

That was after carrying out Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) on those who registered during the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).

The current total figure of 84,004,084  is 15 million more than the 68 million presented in 2015.

Below are the figures of voters in the different states of the federation:

Abia 1,932,892

Adamawa 1,973,083

Akwa Ibom 2,119,727

Anambra 2,447,996

Bauchi 2,462,843

Bayelsa 923,182

Benue 2,480,131

Borno 2,315,956

Cross River 1,527,289

Delta 2,845,274

Ebonyi 1,459,933

Edo 2,210,534

Ekiti 909,967

Enugu 1,944,016

FCT 1,344,856

Gombe 1,394,393

Imo 2,272,293

Jigawa 2,111,106

Kaduna 3,932,492

Kano 5,457,747

Katsina 3,230,230

Kebbi 1,806,231

Kogi 1,646,350

Kwara 1,406,457

Lagos 6.570,291

Nasarawa 1,617,786

Niger 2,390,035

Ogun-2,375,003

Ondo-1,822,346

Osun 1,680,498

Oyo 2,934,107

Plateau 2,480,455

Rivers 3,215,273

Sokoto 1,903,166

Taraba 1,777,105

Yobe 1,365,913

Zamfara 1,717,128