Kaduna State currently tops the northern part of Nigeria in the ongoing online voter registration with 486, 589 registrants.
This was made known by Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC), Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mrs. Asma’u Maikudi, while addressing a stakeholders meeting.
“As of Monday, May 16, Kaduna State recorded the highest number of registrants online in the northern part of Nigeria and third largest in physical registration,’’ she said.
Maikudi attributed the stride to the combined efforts of stakeholders including; religious leaders, NGOs, Civil Society Organisations and the media.
She noted, however, that while the feat was commendable, INEC discovered that about 37.4 per cent of the new registration in Kaduna State was invalid.
“The Commission is therefore calling on all stakeholders to assist in educating Nigerians about the problems of multiple registration,’’ Maikudi stressed.