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General News of Wednesday, 11 January 2023


Latest poll puts Peter Obi on 44%, Tinubu 19%, Atiku 16%, Kwankwaso 14%

Peter Obi, Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar Peter Obi, Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar

Report indicates that Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has been dominating the leaderboard of every scientific opinion poll.

After publicly receiving former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement on January 1, 2023, his opponents have become rattled.

A recent survey conducted by the Market Trends International (MTI) announced Peter Obi as the lead above Atiku Abubakar (Peoples Democratic Party, PDP), Bola Tinubu (All Progressives Congress, APC), Rabiu Kwankwaso (New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP), and Omoyele Sowore (African Action Congress, AAC), among others.

According to reports, this will be the fifth successive nationwide scientific poll that has placed Peter Obi at the top.

The MTI Executive Director, Victor Ozinegbe Ebhomenye stated that 44 per cent of the respondents indicated that they would likely vote Peter Obi on February 25 February.

“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,” he said.

He said the poll which was conducted between 9 and 22 November 2022, gave Tinubu 19 per cent, Atiku (16 per cent), Kwankwaso (14 per cent), Sowore (zero per cent), others (5 per cent), those who refused to disclose their choice (1 per cent), undecided (1 per cent).

“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,” Ebhomenye said.

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