The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disqualified no fewer than 106,280 electorates in Ekiti and Osun States as the governorship elections in the two states draw near.

The electoral body, in total, said it erased 38 million Nigerians from the voters’ registers across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the country, signalling that the affected person will not be able to participate during the 2023 general election.

Chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, who announced this on Wednesday in Abuja said the affected voters were disqualified for flouting the guidelines stipulated for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise which took place nationwide.

In Ekiti State, where the guber election will hold on June 18, a total of 40,234 new voters were registered out of which 17,640 were voided representing 43.9% of the completed registrations while in Osun State where the governorship election is scheduled for July 16, 218,142 new registrations were completed, out of which 88,630 were invalidated, representing 40.6% of the total number of new voters.

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