INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. Image: NAN

The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State, Sam Olumekun, has disclosed that 6, 609,115 residents were eligible to vote in the 2019 General Elections in the state.

Speaking at a workshop on Lagos State Election Security Strategic Plan for 2019 Elections, he disclosed that the state has 245 Registration Areas (Wards), 8,462 polling units, and 3669 voting points across the 20 Local Governments of the state

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He said: “6,609,115 eligible Nigerians registered to vote during the 2019 general elections in the state.

“I am profoundly grateful to NPP for organizing this very important and timely workshop on elections security considering the role of good security structure in the conducting peaceful and successful general elections in 2019.

“It is crucial to say that with 91 political parties and about 74 million voters geared to take informed decision and action at the general elections in 2019, the security of election officials, materials, and the electorate is of utmost importance to the commission.

“Indeed, security is key to the conduct of credible elections. INEC in Lagos is truly proud of partnering with NPP at this most auspicious time in the electoral cycle.”