15 Facts You Should Know About The 2023 General Elections

As the Presidential And National Assembly Elections Hold Across Nigeria Today, OSBC brings to you some facts you need to know.

18 Candidates Are Jostling For The Presidential Seat
1,101 Candidates Are Vying For 109 Senatorial Seats
3,122 Candidates Are Gunning For The 360 House Of Representatives Seats
A Total Of 4,223 Candidates Are Contesting For 469 Legislative Positions.
In Terms Of Gender Distribution, 3,875 Candidates Are Male (35 For Presidential And Vice-Presidential; 1,008 For Senate And 2,832 For House Of Representatives)
381 Are Females (One For Presidential, 92 For Senate, And 288 For House Of Representatives)
There Are 11 Persons With Disability In The Race According To Inec
According To The Inec, A Total Of 87,209,007 Voters Collected Their Pvcs And Are Expected To Vote Out Of The 93,469,008 Registered Voters
Of The Total Eligible Voters, 49,054,162 (52.5 Per Cent) Are Male While 44,414,846 Are Female (47.5 Per Cent)
Elections Will Be Held In 176,606 Polling Units Located In 8,809 Registration Areas Or Electoral Wards In 774 Local Government Areas Nationwide.
Inec Says Voting Would Not Take Place In 240 Polling Units Mainly Because Of Insecurity
425,106 Security Operatives Deployed For Polls – IGP

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