Sunday, September 16, 2018

Map of the Six Geopolitical Zone in Nigeria showing total number of registered voters

There are Six Geopolitical Zone in Nigeria as listed below. The six geopolitical zones of Nigeria is a major division in modern Nigeria, created during the regime of president General Sani Abacha. Nigerian economic, political and educational resources are often shared across the zones (source wikipedia).

North Central (loosely known as Middle Belt):

  • Benue
  • Kogi
  • Kwara
  • Nasarawa
  • Niger
  • Plateau
  • Federal Capital Territory

North East:

  • Adamawa
  • Bauchi
  • Borno
  • Gombe
  • Taraba
  • Yobe

North West:

  • Jigawa
  • Kaduna
  • Kano
  • Katsina
  • Kebbi
  • Sokoto
  • Zamfara

South East:

  • Abia
  • Anambra
  • Ebonyi
  • Enugu
  • Imo

South South:

  • Akwa Ibom
  • Cross River
  • Bayelsa
  • Rivers
  • Delta
  • Edo

South West:

  • Ekiti
  • Lagos
  • Ogun
  • Ondo
  • Osun
  • Oyo

As at January of 2018, there were 73,944,312 registered voters across Nigeria.

This is how the number above reflects across Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones:

North West = 18,505,984
South East = 8,293,093
South West = 14,626,800
South-South = 11,101,093
North Central = 10,586,965
North East zone = 9,929,015

As readily seen from above, North West has the highest number of registered voters followed by South West, while South East has the least.

A massive win by a candidate in both North West and South West, would definitely increase the chances of win the general election.

South East, which has the lowest voter registration could be link to the good number of residence there who don't believe in Nigeria and want to break away to have their own independent country. Also, the low number in the North East which has the second voter registration can easily be linked to the ongoing insurgence activity in that region. Many people in the North East especially in Borno, Yobe Adamawa and  Taraba state are displaced into neighboring countries of Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

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