The Independent National Electoral Commission in Lagos State said 6, 609, 115 residents were eligible to vote in the 2019 General Elections in the state.
Mr. Sam Olumekun, the Resident Electoral Commissioner disclosed this at a workshop on Lagos State Election Security Strategic Plan for 2019 Elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the workshop was organised by Nigeria Policing Programme in collaboration with INEC in Lagos State.
Prince Adelani Asade, the Administrative Secretary of the commission delivered Olumekun’s speech at the workshop.
Lagos state has 245 Registration Areas (Wards), 8,462 polling units, and 3669 voting points across the 20 Local Governments of the state and Olumekun agreed that security is key to holding a successful election.
“6, 609, 115 eligible Nigerians registered to vote during the 2019 general elections in the state.
” I am profoundly grateful to NPP for organising 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.