Nigeria has over 93 million registered voters, but only about 87 million collected their PVCs. Out of those who collected their PVCs, only 24.9 million people voted in the presidential elections, resulting in a turnout rate of 28%. This is the lowest turnout rate in Nigeria’s electoral history.
The low turnout rate can be attributed to various factors, such as the use of BVAS to curb electoral fraud, voter apathy, security issues, voter suppression, intimidation, and technical and logistical challenges faced by INEC.
Shockingly, states like Rivers, Kano, and Lagos recorded one of the lowest turnout rates.