INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakub

2019 presidential polls: Only 35% of voters voted —INEC

NEWS DIGEST–Only 35 per cent of registered voters voted in the just concluded presidential elections, according to the data just released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The percentage represents 28,614,190 people who cast their votes during the elections, representing 0.19 per cent less than the accredited voters, who made up a total of 35.66 per cent, that is 29,364, 209 of the total registered voters.

Furthermore, the data showed that just 33.18 per cent, that is 27,324,583 of the 82,344,107 registered voters were the valid votes that informed the final decision.

Also, it should be noted that Kano State recorded the highest number of votes cast with 1,964,751 and 1,891,134 valid votes.

Similarly, Jigawa recorded the highest rate of voter turnout, with 55.67 per cent, that is 1,171,801, out of its registered voters that showed up for accreditation.

This was followed by Katsina State, with 48.45 per cent and Sokoto state, 46 per cent valid voters.

Lagos State led the states, with the lowest voter turnout of 17.25 per cent, followed by Abia State, with 18 per cent; and Rivers, with 19.97 per cent valid voters.