BREAKING: A new Anap poll shows Obi ahead of Tinubu, Atiku, and Kwankwaso
Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) 2023 presidential candidate, is now in the lead over the other three front-runners for the second time in the past four months, according to a fresh poll released in December.
Obi leads Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party, according to the poll conducted by NOI Polls Limited and commissioned by Anap Foundation (NNPP).
Atedo Peterside, president of the Anap Foundation, announced this live on Channels Television’s Politics Today show on Wednesday.
According to him, the election is now a four-horse race rather than a three-horse race as indicated by a previous poll released in September.
According to a report on Channels Television, Peterside claimed that in a recent poll conducted in December, Obi received 23% of the vote, Tinubu received 13%, Atiku received 10%, and Kwankwaso received 2%.
“Nobody has gained or lost more than 2, 3 percent. I don’t know whether that is good news or bad news but it is as if nothing has happened fundamentally, no significant shift,” he said.
He added that a sizable portion of the population is unsure and that the poll was conducted using mobile phones due to the country’s rising mobile phone usage.
Peterside added that the nation’s economic problems, poverty, and insecurity, among other things, are what are driving people’s interest in voting in the upcoming general elections.
He pointed out that young people are very interested in this election and blasted politicians who have been off of the presidential debates.
In a comparable survey conducted by Anap Foundation in September, Obi also placed first among the 17 contenders for the position of Aso Rock’s top official in 2023.