2023 election is the election of the young people because they have the numbers – INEC
Independent National Electoral Commission has stated that 2023 is a major election for young people, as they are a greater percentage of eligible voters.
Mahmood Yakubu, INEC’s Chairman, said this on Tuesday, January 17th, while delivering a speech at Chatham House in the UK.
Giving a breakdown of the voters’ register ahead of the polls, He said;
“We have 93.4 million registered voters of which 37 million, that is 39.5 percent, are young people between the ages of 18 and 34. Then, there are closely followed by 33.4 million or 36.75 percent middle age voters between 35 and 49. Put together, these two categories constitute 75.39 percent of registered voters in Nigeria,” he said while speaking on ‘Nigeria’s 2023 Elections: Preparations and Priorities for Electoral Integrity and Inclusion’.
“Actually, the 2023 election is the election of the young people because they have the numbers. Even the majority of the PVCs collected are collected by young people. So, out of the 93.4 million registered voters, 70.4 million are between the ages of 18 and 49.”