Following the results from the opinion poll conducted by NOI, the number one for country-specific polling services in the West African region for the ANAP Foundation, the 2023 presidential race has been declared to be a four-horse race.
ANAP Foundation was established by the founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank, Atedo Peterside.
The Labour Party, LP, standard bearer, Peter Obi emerged the number one in the opinion poll with 21%. Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC and Atiku Abubakar, the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP occupy a joint second with 13% while Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP came fourth with 3%. Other political candidates had 1%, 2% of the sampled population had no political party, 32% of the sampled population were undecided and 15% refused to partake in the poll.
A breakdown of the result by geopolitical zones shows that in the North East, Atiku is in the lead with 28% followed by Bola Tinubu, 18%, Peter Obi, 4% and Rabiu Kwankwaso, 3%.
North Central sees a tie between Peter Obi and Bola Tinubu, they both secure 16% each, topping Atiku Abubakar’s 9% and Rabiu Kwankwaso’s 2%.
Atiku Abubakar leads again in the North West with 20%, Bola Tinubu is second here with 15%, Rabiu Kwankwaso is third with 9% and Peter Obi has 8% in this zone.
Peter Obi dominates the South East with 68%, Bola Tinubu and Rabiu Kwankwaso have 0% while Atiku Abubakar has 1%.
Peter Obi comes first in the South South with 46%, Atiku Abubakar is second with 6%, Bola Tinubu’s 2% puts him third over Rabiu Kwankwaso’s 1%.
Bola Tinubu is top in the South West with 18%, Peter Obi comes second with 12%, followed by Atiku Abubakar with 4% and Rabiu Kwankwaso with 1%.