Nigeria 2023: Outrage as children litter voter register 100 days to election 

By Eniola Akinkuotu
Posted on Thursday, 17 November 2022 15:46, updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 12:31

INEC voters registration exercise at the Area 10 centre in Abuja
People wait to get registered during the INEC voters registration exercise at the Area 10 centre in Abuja, Nigeria June 23, 2022. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Less than 100 days to the highly anticipated elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the full list of the over 93.5 million voters that will elect Nigeria’s next President. However, the presence of children on the voter register has raised questions over the credibility of next year’s poll 

On 20 December 2020, Nigerians woke up to the news of plans by the Nigerian Senate to amend the electoral laws and allow married underage girls to vote.

“The joint committee has proposed that if a lady who is not up to 18 years is married, she should be considered to be mature enough and be eligible to vote,” said Senator Kabiru Gaya from the northern state of Kano.