A body going by the name, ANAP Foundation has declared the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, the winner of the 2023 presidential election.
The body said that a nationwide poll it conducted through social media, mainly phone contacts, showed that Peter Obi polled 23 percent of the votes to emerge winner, while the Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu polled 13 percent to emerged second and the candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar polled 10 percent to come third.
The online poll, according to ANAP, placed the Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso fourth with 2 percent.
The president and founder of ANAP foundation, Atedo Peterside said, in a statement, said that Peter Obi’s 10 per cent point lead at this stage is significant, but not sufficient to separate him from a leading pack of candidates scoring 13 per cent, 10 per cent and 2 per cent.
“Undecided voters and those who prefer not to reveal their preferred candidate add up to a whopping 29 per cent and 23 per cent respectively. The gender split of undecided voters shows that 38 per cent of women are undecided versus 21 per cent of male voters.”
The percentage of registered voters or voters with their permanent voter’s card as of December is 90 per cent in the North East; 89 per cent in the South West and 88 per cent in the South-South. The lowest voter registration percentages were recorded in the North Central with 87 per cent; North West with 86; and the South East with 84 per cent, the report said.
“The percentage of voters refusing to disclose the name of their preferred candidate has increased sharply from 15 per cent to 23 per cent making it difficult for us to ascertain if any of the candidates has picked up significant momentum between September and December 2023.”