The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will print 16,500,192 Permanent Voters’ Cards and make them available for collection by citizens ahead of the 2019 general elections.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at the regular meeting of the commission with the Resident Electoral Commissioners on Thursday in Abuja.
Yakubu said that for a period of 16 months, from April 27, 2017 to August 31, it registered a total of 14,551,482 new voters during its nationwide Continuous Voter Registration.
He said if the figure was added to the existing register of 69,720,350 voters, it meant that the nation now had a voter population of 84,271,832.
He explained that the figure might drop slightly after the commission must have run the list through the Automatic Fingerprint Identification System.