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• Ekiti, Bayelsa, Yobe, and Gombe have least voters
• INEC begins clean-up of the voter register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to scrutinise the preliminary voter register for revalidation.

The goal, according to sources close to the electoral agency, is to clean up the register, detect and eliminate double registration.

However, the source, who is silent on the penalty for those who had registered more than once, said only the second registration will be voided; the first will be sustained.

The source said the commission attached great importance to a valid and non-controversial voter register as part of its preparations for next year’s polls.

No fewer than 93,303,016 eligible voters are now on the voter register. The registration ended last Sunday.

The Northwest, which recorded 22,672,373 registered voters, topped the table, trailed by the Southwest, which has 18, 332,191 voters.

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However, the state-by-state analysis shows that Lagos is leading with 7,155,920 prospective voters, trailed by Kano’s 6,026,850 voters.

States with a lower number of voters are Ekiti (1, 034,811), Bayelsa (1,367, 834), Yobe (1,518,327) and Gombe (1,613, 517).

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has 1,556,197 voters.

Also, the demography of voters in the just Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) showed that more women registered than men.

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