The Independent National Election Commission (INEC) has declared over 93.5 million Nigerians eligible to vote in the general election scheduled for next year.
At the third quarterly meeting with political parties on Wednesday in Abuja, INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu made this announcement.
Yakubu noted that 12.29 million Nigerians registered successfully as new voters in the recently concluded Continuous Voter Registration CVR, and he added that more than 2.78 million of those were identified and removed as ineligible registrants after a thorough data clean-up using the Automated Biometric Identification System ABIS.
He claimed that as a result of their attempts to register several Nigerians, the commission has identified 23 of its registration officers for harsh sanctions.
As the Inter-Party Advisory Council IPAC gave Yakubu a vote of confidence for his ideas to transform the election process, he made his revelations.
The Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and the INEC Result Viewing (IReV) Portal were notably praised by the political parties for their implementation in the recently ended national elections and the general election scheduled for the following year.