ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – As with previous opinion polls on the 25 February presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, Labour Party (LP) standard bearer, is the most preferred candidate to win the election, according to a new poll concluded Monday by Nigerians Decide, an independent research think-tank based in the United States, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Peter Obi, princely garnered 1,856,537 to lead his closest rivals Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC); and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).
Atiku had 1,539,568 votes, Tinubu garnered 1,486,401 and Kwankwaso polled 12,907 votes, according to the latest poll released by Nigerians Decide.
According to the organisation, the online opinion poll was launched on December 6, 2022 and concluded today, Tuesday, January 31, 2023. The poll was launched to determine and predict the possible direction and outcome of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.
“We are glad to launch www.nigeriansdecide.com, a United States of America-based non-profit and independent research think-tank. We conduct opinion polls on matters of public policy, like public engagement and participation in democratic exercise,” the agency’s project director, Rosalynn Carte had said in a statement.
It was gathered that the poll had no connection, relationship or link with any politician or organisation interested in Nigerian politics, but purely for data collection.
Sundiata Post recalls that previous opinion polls conducted at various times by NOI Polls/Anap Foundation, Bloomberg, Nextier and Arewa Trust all turned out results showing that Obi is the candidate preferred by majority of Nigerians to win the election.