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General News of Saturday, 18 March 2023


PDP in trouble as independent poll predicts winner of governorship election in Southeast

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Otti's victory was predicted in a poll conducted by the Anap foundation ahead of the 2023 general election.

"Based on our polls, Alex Otti of the Labour party has an early lead in Abia State Governorship polls," said Atedo Peterside, the President of the Anap Foundation.

Anap poll: List of top Abia governorship candidates surveyed

1. Alex Chioma Otti, Labour Party (LP)

2. Uchenna Eleazar Ikonne, PDP

3.Gregory Ikechukwu Charles Ibe, APGA

Abia 2023: Alex Otti of Labour Party has a significant early lead - Anap poll

The statewide opinion poll commissioned by Anap Foundation and conducted by NOIPolls Limited was concluded in October 2022. gathers that the poll revealed a significant lead by Alex Chioma Otti of the Labour Party (LP), with Uchenna Eleazar Ikonne of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Gregory Ikechukwu Charles Ibe of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) both trailing.

The results showed a significant lead for Alex Chioma Otti with 20% of voters proposing to vote for him if the governorship election were to be conducted today; 9% propose to vote for Uchenna Eleazar Ikonne (PDP) who fell in second place and Gregory Ikechukwu Charles Ibe (APGA) was third with 4% of voters proposing to vote for him.

"Alex Chioma Otti’s 11%-point lead at this early stage is significant, but not sufficient to separate him completely from a leading pack of candidates scoring 20%, 9%, 4% and 3% etc. "Undecided voters and those who prefer not to reveal their preferred candidate add up to a whopping 34% and 25% respectively.

The gender split of undecided voters shows that 40% of women are undecided versus 30% of male voters," a statement by Anap foundation indicates.