FastNews reports that according to a recent survey by the public advocacy organization We2Geda Foundation, Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), who is running for president, is 51 percent ahead of the other contenders.
The results of the poll were dated September 17, 2022, and they were signed by Muna Obioha, a member of the BoT, and Ibrahim Abdulkareem, the chairman of We2Geda’s Board of Trustees.
The group said 51 percent of respondents suggested voting for Obi as their preferred candidate, 25 percent suggested voting for Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ranked third in the voter preference poll with 19 percent.
“Further analysis also shows that Peter Obi remained a consistent favorite in the four major geopolitical zones including North-Central, South-South, South-West and South-East, while Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was the poll leader in the NorthEast and North-West zones,” the group said.
We2Geda explained that Nigerians between 26 and 50 years constituted the highest number of respondents in a random survey with a total of 15,438 registered voters in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The new poll was released about two weeks after a pro-democracy group Anap Foundation released the result of its poll ahead of the 2023 presidential election which it described as a three-horse race between Obi, Atiku, and Tinubu.
According to the result of the Anap poll, Obi is leading the race with 21 percent of the votes.