The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has been voted as the number one choice of Nigerians in the 2023 presidential elections, according to the analysis of a recent nationwide survey by the International Political and Research Organisation (IPRO) to determine who the Nigerian citizen would prefer as their president.
The poll was co-signed by the coordinator/ Secretary, Dr. Ernest Ugbejeh, and the co-convener, Professor Ike Ogba.
In the poll carried out by the IPRO, only two presidential aspirants were presented. Professor Yemi Osinbajo of the All Progressives Congress(APC) and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
The final results of the survey showed that nationwide, 59.3% of Nigerians would vote for Professor Osinbajo, while 40.7% would vote for Atiku.
Respondents of the survey carried out between June 3and 4 were asked a single question, who would they prefer as the next president of Nigeria in 2023: Current Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of the APC or a former Vice-president, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP?
A random sample of 5,000 names in total was selected with respondents balanced across the geopolitical zones including every state in the federation.
The survey was carried out by telephone calls with a response rate of52%.
The sample guarantees a three percent margin of error.
Similarly, the results from the six geopolitical zones showed that Yemi Osinbajo was the preferred candidate in five of the six geopolitical zones.
Osinbajo polled a massive 74.4% in the South-South compared to Atiku Abubakar’s 25.6%, while he also led in the North Central(63.6%), South-West (60%), North-West(50.4%), and in the North –East (57.1%) where Atiku hails from(Adamawa)
Atiku Abubakar had a slight lead in only one geopolitical zone, the South-East, with 54.3%) compared to Osinbajo’s 45.7%.
Glaringly, as the survey indicated, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, was the clear winner in the overall results and in the five of the six geopolitical zones in the country.
It shows that Professor Osinbajo is also the best choice for the APC and for Nigeria’’, the IPRO Survey Coordinator, Ugbejeh stated.