A new poll conducted by a public advocacy group We2Geda Foundation said the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, is ahead of other candidates by 51 percent.
The poll result was dated September 17, 2022, and signed by the Chairman, Board of Trustees of We2Geda, Ibrahim Abdulkareem, as well as a member of the BoT, Muna Obioha.
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 favourite 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, published the result of its poll ahead of the 2023 election which it described as a three-horse race between Obi, Atiku and Tinubu.
According to the Anap poll, Obi is leading the race with 21 percent of the votes.
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says campaigns by the 18 political parties for the exercise will begin today, Wednesday, September 28, 2022.