The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has led other presidential candidates in an electorate poll conducted by NOI Polls and commissioned by ANAP Foundation.
Naija News reports that the foundation announced the result of the poll in a statement issued on Thursday by its Chairman, Atedo Peterside.
The statement stated that the poll suggested that the presidential election is between Obi, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It added that in the nationwide poll conducted this month, Obi stands at 21% while both Tinubu and Atiku are tied in second place with 13% each, while Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) is at a distant fourth with only 3%.
The statement also described the former Governor of Kano State as a ‘dark horse’ in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
The statement read in part: “The results showed a significant lead for Mr Peter Obi with 21% of voters proposing to vote for him if the presidential election were to be conducted today, and 13% each proposing to vote for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who are both tied in second place. Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso was a distant fourth with 3% of voters proposing to vote for him.
“Obi’s 8 percentage point lead at this early stage is significant, but not sufficient to separate him completely from a leading pack of candidates scoring 21%, 13% and 13% respectively.
“Undecided voters and those who prefer not to reveal their preferred candidate add up to a whopping 32% and 15% respectively, adding that the gender split of undecided voters shows that 39% of women are undecided versus 27% of male voters.
“The percentage of registered voters according to ANAP foundation is as follows in each of the zones – 99% in the North East, 90% in the South-South, the North Central and the North West respectively. The lowest registered voter percentages were in the South East with 88% and the South West with 85%.“
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