According to the statistics provided by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday, more females have participated in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise.

The figures, released on INEC's official Twitter handle, showed female voters leading the fresh registration list with more than one million participants.

According to INEC, as of August 26, 2018, a total of 13,634,414 people had participated in the fresh registration exercise, female registration figure standing at 7,386,583 and male at 6,247,831.

The statistics also showed that 854,362 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) had been collected, 696,643 transfer requests made and 1,067,406 replacement requests made.

The tweet read: Continuous Voter Registration update as at 26th August, 2018: 1. Fresh Registration: 13,634,414 2. PVC Collection: 854,362 3. Transfer Requests: 696,643 4. Replacement Requests: 1,067,406 5. Gender analysis of new registrants: (i) Female: 7,386,583 (ii) Male: 6,247,831"

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