1.7 million to vote in Edo election – INEC

1.7 million to vote in Edo election

No less than 1.72 million people are qualified to cast a ballot in the September 19, Edo governorship surveys while 483,796 qualified citizens won’t take an interest.

This is as per a report acquired from the Independent National Electoral Commission named, ‘Delimitation of Edo State’.

The record shows that the distinguished ineligible citizens in Edo neglected to gather their Permanent Voter Cards.

The record additionally demonstrated that as of August 2018 there are 2,210,534 enrolled electors in the state,

In any case, just 1,726,738 gathered their PVCs. 


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It also indicated that the election will hold in 18 Local Government Areas, 192 Wards, and 2,627 polling units.

A further breakdown of the registered voters shows that male accounts for 1,159,325 (representing 52 per cent), while 1,051,209 (48 percent) are female.

Similarly, from the total registered voters, the youth (18 – 35 years) account for 50 per cent (1,105,338); Middle Aged (36 – 50 years), 29.1 per cent (643,551); and Elderly (51 – 70 years) has 15.99 per cent (353,508).

Eligible voters classified as the Old (70 years and above) account for 4.89 per cent (108,137).

According to the number of collected PVCs, Oredo zone has 240,197; Ikpoba-Okha, 214,882; Egor, 158,817; Etsako West, 128,188 and Akoko Edo, 115,343.

Further distribution of registered voters in the three senatorial districts of the state shows that Edo South has the highest figure of 1,281,414; the North with 564,122; and Central senatorial district has 364,998.

Edo South has seven council areas, the North has six, while Central has five Local Government Areas.

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