2019 PRESIDENTIAL POLLS: ONLY 35% OF VOTERS VOTED —INEC
Written by thereachfm on February 28, 2019
The data released by the Independent National Electoral Commission reveals that only 35% of the registered voters participated in the just concluded presidential elections.
The percentage represents 28,614,190 people who cast their votes during the elections, representing 0.19% less than the accredited voters, who made up a total of 35.66%, that is 29,364, 209 of the total registered voters.
Furthermore, the data showed that just 33.18%, that is 27,324,583 of the 82,344,107 registered voters were the valid votes that informed the final decision. The data further noted that Kano State recorded the highest number of votes cast with 1,964,751 and 1,891,134 valid votes while Jigawa recorded the highest rate of voter turnout, with 55.67%, that is 1,171,801, out of its registered voters that showed up for accreditation.
However, Lagos State led the states with the lowest voter turnout of 17.25%, followed by Abia State, with18%; and Rivers, with 19.97 % valid voters.