PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: NHRC Poll Gives Victory To Tinubu

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SHARING A CHEERY MOMENT … L-R: President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling APC Presidential Candidate Bola Tinubu. Will it be to the latter, the former hands over the reins of Nigeria come May 29, 2023? 
A poll conducted by the Nigerian Human Rights Community (NHRC) reportedly has tipped the Presidential Candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to win the February 25, 2023, Presidential Election.

The emergent NHRC, comprising 134 civil liberty and community-based organisations, disclosed this in a report of a survey released on Thursday, noting that the election is among three candidates – Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), APC’s Bola Tinubu, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“Out of the 19365 respondents interviewed, 7940 (41 per cent) are voting for the candidate of the APC while 5035 (26 per cent), 4067 (21 per cent), and 1743 (nine per cent) are voting for the candidates of PDP, LP, and NNPP (New Nigeria Peoples Party) respectively,” the report read.

It added: “1162 (six per cent) of the respondents are rooting for the other candidates.”

The NHRC submitted that, based on the poll, Tinubu is the “most dominant and widely accepted candidate, followed by Atiku Abubakar (PDP) and Peter Obi (LP).

“It is worthy of note, however, that the gray states (Rivers, Kebbi, Bauchi, Plateau, and Katsina), which house largely undecided voters and indifferent incumbent governors who are too close to call, could sway the outcome in favor of the presidential candidate who is able to harness their voting strength.”

The nascent grouping explained that it been “professional and objective in conducting this exercise.

“Respondents were selected from each of the 36 states including the FCT (Federal Capital Territory).”

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