The INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi , made the disclosure while interacting with newsmen in Abuja recently. Speaking on behalf of the Commission’s Chairman, Oluwole said the figure was expected to reach between 80 and 85 million by 2019 because of the on-going nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). He assured Nigerians that only their votes would determine the 2019 general elections and beyond. Yakubu noted that there had been a lot of improvement in the electoral process since the current commission came on board.
He said the commission was not unmindful of the enormous responsibility of conducting elections in a democracy as fragile as ours and promised to be an unbiased electoral umpire. He said INEC would continue to engage all stakeholders to ensure an all-inclusive process.