Global Upfront Newspapers
Cover News Politics

Presidential Election: Again, New Survey Puts Peter Obi Ahead Atiku, Tinubu, Others

A fresh survey conducted by Market Trends International (MTI) on all Presidential candidates in the 2023 election has placed Labour Party (LP) candidate, Peter Obi, ahead of Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bola Tinubu of All Progressives Congress (APC), Rabiu Kwankwaso of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Omoyele Sowore of African Action Congress, among others.

MTI, a market research organisation, has been operating in Nigeria and other African countries for over 30 years. The agency is also skilled in both qualitative and quantitative studies.

Executive Director, MTI, Victor Ozinegbe Ebhomenye, said 44 per cent of the respondents indicated that they would likely vote Obi, the former governor of Anambra State in the 2023 presidential election.

“This may have come as a surprise to Nigerians because the Labour Party and Obi had no presence in Nigerian presidential scene as at December 2021,” Ebhomenye said.

He said the survey, conducted between November 9 and 29, 2022, indicated that Tinubu had 19 per cent respondents, Atiku had 16 respondents; Kwankwaso had 14 per cent respondents, Sowore had zero per cent, others had five per cent, while those that refused and undecided had one per cent each.

Ebhomenye said: “Obi has picked up pace in the race since he declared interest to run with the Labour Party as the party’s presidential candidate at its national convention and presidential primary in Asaba, the capital of Delta State, on Monday, May 30 after other aspirants, like former presidential adviser, Pat Utomi; Faduri Joseph and Olubusola Emmanuel-Tella, stepped down.

“With Obi’s emergence, the party received boosts to achieve lasting alliance talks with NNPP (this alliance is said to have collapsed at the moment; Zenith Labour Party; Allied Peoples Movement; National Rescue Movement; Peoples Redemption Party, and African Democratic Congress, among others before the February 2023 presidential race.”

He said the proposed alliance had halted the APC and PDP from dominating the upcoming elections, adding that the PDP was initially seen as the most popular party to win the 2023 presidential election as at December 2021, with 52 per cent of respondents.

“When asked whom they will vote for, 28 per cent of respondents leaned towards voting for the PDP. However, findings show that 45 per cent of respondents were undecided and did not know which party they would vote for as at December 2021,” MTI further said.

According to the agency, ever since the loss of the party’s presidential ticket in May 2022 and being overlooked as the running mate of the flag-bearer, Atiku, Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike; and four other PDP governors (popularly known as the G5 Governors) have constituted themselves into an opposition within the PDP.

“It is believed these G5 Governors- Wike, Seyi Makinde; Samuel Ortom; Okezie Ikpeazu; and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi- discreetly withdrew their support for Atiku and this could be one factor to explain the drastic fall in support for the PDP. This has also contributed to Tinubu and Obi gaining more grounds in the upcoming presidential election race.

“Furthermore, when asked to advise the incoming president on challenges to tackle immediately he assumes office, Nigerians advised the incoming President to make insecurity (46 per cent), collapsed economy (20 per cent), and unemployment (18 per cent) his top priority, this order tallies with the previous survey results,

“Insecurity in Nigeria is a recurring phenomenon that threatens our well-being. The South-West is plagued by a surge in cyber crime, armed robbery, kidnapping, domestic crime, extra-judicial killings, herder-farmer conflicts, ritual killings and banditry.

“The South East is a haven for ritual killings, commercial crime, secessionist agitation, kidnapping, herder-farmer clashes, attacks by gunmen and banditry.

“The South south remains threatened by militancy, kidnapping and environmental agitation. The North East has been subject to a humanitarian crisis lasting over a decade, caused by the Boko Haram insurgency and the Islamic State in the West Africa Province.

“Meanwhile, the North West is enmeshed in illegal mining, ethno-religious killings, and banditry,” MTI said.

Daily Sun

Advertize With Us

See Also

El-Rufai: How I survived COVID-19 infection

Global Upfront

COVID-19 is back as Nigeria records 790 new infections, highest in 6 months

Global Upfront

Obiano’s Wife Declares Senatorial Ambition, Then Tenders Public Apology To Governor Soludo Over Slapping Incident With Bianca

Global Upfront

2023: Another INEC Office Burnt Down In Oru West LGA, Imo State

Global Upfront

ISWAP terrorists invade, burn down Army base in Kwamdi, Damboa LGA, Borno State

Global Upfront

Terror bandits’ informants have exposed some politicians as sponsors, says Zamfara Governor, Matawalle

Global Upfront

Nigeria: EFCC Arrests Self-styled PA to Governor, 25 Internet Fraud Suspects in Ibadan, Oyo State

Global Upfront

EFCC Arrests 41 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Akure, Southwest Nigeria

Global Upfront

Nigerian Senate intervenes in diplomatic row between Nigeria, UAE over Emirates airline COVID-19 rule

Global Upfront

Turkey, West avert Diplomatic crisis after Erdogan threatens expulsion of 10 Envoys

Global Upfront

This website uses Cookies to improve User experience. We assume this is OK...If not, please opt-out! Accept Read More