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Lagos eligible voters’ surpass Kano voters, hits 6,609,115 ahead 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State on Monday said 6, 609, 115 residents were eligible to vote in the 2019 General Elections in the state.

Latest figures show that Lagos State eligible voters may have surpassed its closest challenger, Kano State.

Mr. Sam Olumekun, the Resident Electoral Commissioner disclosed this at a workshop on Lagos State Election Security Strategic Plan for 2019 Elections.

The workshop Prince Adelani Asade, the Administrative Secretary of the commission delivered Sam Olumekun, the Resident Electoral Commissioner’s speech at a workshop was organised by Nigeria Policing Programme (NPP) in collaboration with INEC in Lagos State.

Additional details show that currently, Lagos state has 245 Registration Areas (Wards), 8,462 polling units, and 3669 voting points across the 20 Local Governments of the state and Olumekun agreed that security is key to holding a successful election.

He revealed that “6, 609, 115 eligible Nigerians registered to vote during the 2019 general elections in the state.

“I am profoundly grateful to NPP for organising this very important and timely workshop on elections security considering the role of good security structure in the conducting a peaceful and successful general elections in 2019.

“It is crucial to say that with 91 political parties and about 74 million voters geared to take informed decision and action at the general elections in 2019, the security of election officials, materials, and the electorate is of utmost importance to the commission.

“Indeed, security is key to the conduct of credible elections. INEC in Lagos is truly proud of partnering with NPP at this most auspicious time in the electoral cycle,” Olumekun said.

The INEC commissioner commended the NPP and hoped that the workshop would give the commission the opportunity to review, reflect, brainstorm, and re-engineer its security structure and strategy.