The candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 presidential election, Peter Obi, is leading other candidates in a pre-presidential election opinion poll by Premise Data Corp for Bloomberg News.
Obi was the preferred choice of the respondents ahead of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The poll result released on Friday showed that the LP candidate garnered 66 percent of the 93 percent of respondents’ votes.
Tinubu and Abubakar got 18 and 10 percent respectively. The poll was conducted between January 26 and February 4.
“San Francisco-based Premise polled 2,384 Nigerians from Jan. 26 to Feb. 4 via a smartphone app. Submissions were selected from quotas developed by age, gender, and location across the country’s six geopolitical zones, the company said. Results were then weighted against the original quotas to ensure national representation,” Bloomberg News said.
The LP candidate has won the majority of the polls but the opposition parties are quick to dismiss their outcome.
In September 2022, an NOI poll placed Obi as the leading candidate with 21 percent of the votes.
Tinubu and Atiku tied in second place with 13 percent of votes each, while Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) came fourth with three percent.
The result of the poll was dismissed by APC, NNPP, and PDP.