Buhari Declared Winner Of 2015 Nigerian Presidential Election In Opinion Polls
March 23, 2015 – Opinion Polls Declared Buhari Winner Of Upcoming Nigerian Presidential Election
The All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential candidate, Major General Muhammed Buhari is leading the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan in various opinion polls conducted online so far.
In the opinion poll conducted by renowned online newspaper, Premium Times, Buhari leads Jonathan by a wide margin. Out of the total 9,206 respondents to the poll, 8,176 Nigerians said they will vote for Buhari.
The online newspaper simply asks: Who do you think will win the Nigeria 2015 presidential election? Thousands of people voted for Buhari who polled 88.81 percent in the poll, while Jonathan, who got a paltry 877 votes, about 9.53 percent came a distant second.
All other parties’ presidential candidates shared the remaining 1.66 votes in the poll.
Another online newspaper, the Daily Post’s opinion poll gave it to Buhari also. Out of a total of 9,204 votes in the poll, Buhari emerged winner by polling 6,129 votes (66.59 percent) and Jonathan, with 2,516 votes (27.34 percent) came second, while other parties shared the remaining 6.07 percent votes.
Also, in the poll conducted by the globally-renowned political risk research and consulting firm, Eurasia Group, Buhari emerged winner.
Philippe de Pontet, Practice head, Africa, of the group said Buhari got 60 percent of the poll and may likely win this week’s presidential poll, while Jonathan got 40 percent.
Also, a recent poll conducted by renowned Center for Public Policy Alternatives, showed that Buhari will win the poll as he polled 58 percent as against 32 percent polled by Jonathan.
[Reported By Kazeem Ugbodaga, P.M Lagos]