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General News of Tuesday, 7 February 2023


Peter Obi leads in new poll, 18 days to presidential election

Peter Obi on the campaign trail Peter Obi on the campaign trail

With less than 20 days to the presidential election on Saturday, February 25, a new poll by Stears Nigeria says the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi is at 41% lead ahead amongst the other candidates.

The poll noted that Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Abubakar Atiku of the Peoples Democratic Party are following closely at 31% and 20%, respectively.

36% of the respondents are, however, silent when asked who they would likely vote for.

The Steers poll released on Tuesday, February covered covers 6,220 respondents across Nigeria’s 36 States.

It is considered the largest telephone-based electoral poll in Nigeria.

However, the model used by Stears also shows that Tinubu will win the election in the event of a low turnout of voters, Daily

The former Lagos State governor will get 39% of the votes, while Obi and Atiku are to get 32% and 22% of the votes respectively.

The pollsters noted that “Stears prediction model believes that Tinubu has the most silent voters i.e. people who intend to vote for Tinubu but choose not to disclose this during an interview.”