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Registered voters: North-West, South-West lead

•Lagos records 6,048,156, Bayelsa 754,394

The North-West geopolitical zone has the highest number of registered voters in the country with a total of 18,505,984 voters, according to statistics obtained by The PUNCH from the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The South-West zone, which comprises Ekiti, Lagos, Ondo, Ogun, Osun and Oyo states, comes second with a total number of 14,626,800 registered voters, while the South-East which has the lowest number of states has 8,293,093 registered voters.

According to the statistics Lagos now has 6,048,156 registered voters, while Kano comes second with 5,149,070 voters.

With a total of 754,394, Bayelsa has the lowest number of registered voters, which is lower than the Federal Capital Territory with a total of 952, 815.

So far, the total number of registered voters across the country is 73,944,312.

The number of registered voters was as of January 2018.

However, INEC projects that the number of registered voters might reach 80 million before the December 2018 deadline for voter registration.

The total number of voters in the 2015 elections was 68,833,476.

Over 5,110,836 persons have registered between April 2017 when the Continuous Voter Registration began and January 31, 2018.

The number of uncollected Permanent Voter Cards remains high as less than half of the registered voters have collected their PVCs.

Lagos, according to INEC, has over 1.4 million uncollected voter cards.   (Punch)

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