As the 2023 election approaches, former Governor of Anambra State and presidential hopeful, Peter Obi, has emerged the most preferred candidate of Nigerians.
Newsbreak reports that in a poll conducted by Nextier, a multi-competency public sector advisory firm with a focus on three sectors: agriculture, power, and petroleum, Obi, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), beat the likes of Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. He polled 46.04% compared to Osinbajo’s 27.84% and Tinubu’s 7.49%.
In the survey which Nextier said touched on issues shaping voter decisions, Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State, was the most preferred Vice-Presidential candidate, ahead of former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, among others.
The study used a combination of cluster and random sampling techniques to ensure responses from each of the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria. A total of 467 persons responded, and they were asked to select some desirable attributes of the successor of President Muhammadu Buhari, which includes capability, honesty and expertise.
Almost half of the respondents identified as being from the southeast region, while 27.62 percent were from the southwest.