Breaking: Opinion poll shows Alex Otti in strong lead over TA Orji’s anointed candidate Okezie Ikpeazu in Abia guber race

Posted by News Express | 6 February 2015 | 3,683 times

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A recent survey conducted by NOIPolls Limited shows a significant lead in the Abia State governorship race between the top two contenders; candidate of APGA, Dr. Alex Otti and the PDP candidate Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu (anointed by outgoing Governor TA Orji), with a 27 percent point gap between the two.

A statement just issued in Abuja by NOI Polls said: “When asked who respondents will be voting for in the coming February 2015 governorship elections in Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti led the list of candidates with 45 percent, while Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu had 18 percent, indicating a significant 27 percent lead by Dr. Otti. Other candidates such as Chikwe Udensi and Anyim Nyerere had 2 percent and 1 percent respectively. However, 32 percent of those polled are either

undecided (19 percent) or sought confidentiality (13 percent) to their choice of candidate; and could be key in deciding a winner.

“The survey results also show that Dr. Alex Otti appears to have support of voters across all age groups; particularly from first time voters of between the ages of 18 to 21 (70 percent). Furthermore, 24 percent of voters in Abia-South and 21 percent in Abia-Central senatorial districts remain undecided as to their choice of candidate.

“The survey shows that almost 9 in 10 eligible voters are registered to vote in the February elections, with about 8 in 10 (86 percent) being absolutely certain that they will vote. Similarly, the working class of between 30 to 60 years, as well as Senior Citizens of age 61+, are absolutely certain they will vote.

“NOIPolls Limited, No.1 for credible country-specific polling services in West Africa, in

technical partnership with the Gallup Organisation (USA), conducts periodic opinion

polls and studies on various socio-economic and political issues in Nigeria. More information is available at www.noi-polls.com.”


Source: News Express

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