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5.4m voters registered for Kogi, Imo, Bayelsa elections, says INEC



By Hannah Nathan, Warri.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that about 5.4 million voters have been registered ahead of the November 11 governorship elections in Kogi, Bayelsa, and Imo States.

INEC’s National Commissioner of Chairman of the organization’s Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

“The Commission held its regular meeting today, Tuesday, October 10, 2023, and, among other issues, reviewed preparations for the off-cycle Governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States.

“For the forthcoming elections, there are 1,056,862 registered voters in Bayelsa State; 2,419,922 in Imo State; and 1,932,654 in Kogi State, making a combined total of 5,409,438 registered voters for the three states,” Olumekun said.

Olumekun said political parties that will take part in the elections will receive soft copies of the entire voter register for each state.
He explained that in Bayelsa State, 16 political parties are sponsoring candidates; in Imo State, 17; and in Kogi State, all 18 parties are sponsoring candidates.

“State Chairmen of political parties or their designated representatives are invited to attend the event, which will take place at the Collation Centers in the State Headquarters of the Commission in Lokoja, Owerri, and Yenagoa on Thursday 12th October 2023 at 10.00 am.”