Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, trounced other candidates, according to the results of a poll released by the ANAP Foundation on Thursday.
The presidential campaign teams of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) have all stated their displeasure with the election.
According to the poll, Obi won, Tinubu and Atiku tied for second, and Kwankwaso, the former governor of Kano State, finished first.
In an interview with Channels TV, Abdulmumin Jubril, the spokesperson for the NNPP presidential campaign committee, responded to the poll by saying that the NOI poll had historically projected wrongly.
He pointed out that the NOI poll from 2015 predicted that the incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan would win; yet, Muhammadu Buhari ended up winning.
In the next three to four months, Nigerians would see Kwankwaso’s lockdown of the northern region of the country, Jubril added.
He described himself as “a good person (pilot) in a lousy party (aeroplane) called APC” when discussing the chances of other presidential contenders.
He added that Atiku has a potential of garnering a respectable number of votes in the election of 2023 and that Obi and his supporters are misleading themselves.
Daniel Bwala, the PDP campaign spokesperson, asserted that because the ballot was conducted online, Obi received the most votes.
He added that the majority of Obi’s fans on Twitter are bots rather than actual people, noting that 57.5% of them do not reside in Nigeria.
According to Bwala, most of his supporters do not possess voter identification cards and may not travel to Nigeria to cast their ballots.
The result of the poll, he continued, “is a true indication of Peter’s enjoyment of the bliss of hallucination.”
Atiku would receive more votes in the upcoming election, according to Bwala, as President Buhari won’t be running in the 2023 elections.
There is no logic to the survey, according to Bayo Onanuga, the spokesman for the APC presidential campaign committee.
Onanuga said, “If you look at it, the reason why you have to dismiss this is this, the NOI poll gives our candidates 18% in the South-west, that is our base. You don’t need to do any opinion poll to know that that is the stronghold of our candidate. And they went to the northeast and gave our candidate 18 per cent again, whereas the same people gave Peter Obi 64 per cent in the South-east. You can see that there is no logic in this thing.”
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