- Zeus Polls declares that the odds currently favour the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 presidential election
- The Europe-based pollster says Governor Ambode, Nyesom Wike and Godwin Obaseki will likely win in their states
- It, however, says all may not be well with Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano as many of the people say they will support whoever Rabiu Kwankwaso favours
Zeus Polls, an independent Europe-based pollster, has reportedly predicted that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, may likely win most states in the 2019 gubernatorial elections.
Zeus Polls had earlier correctly predicted the electoral victories of Willie Obiano of Anambra and Kayode Fayemi.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the latest Zeus Polls findings signed by Tanko Suleiman, its operating officer in Berlin, Germany, was made available to journalists in Lagos on Tuesday, August 28.
The report said the polls claimed that despite a seemingly voters’ antipathy to the APC in the upcoming 2019 general elections, the party was favoured to win the 2019 governorship elections in key states.
It noted that 51 percent of voters polled in Kaduna state expressed a desire to return incumbent Governor Nasir el-Rufai come 2019.
“Sixty-five percent of voters polled in Lagos state want incumbent Governor Ambode returned in 2019 while 58 percent of voters polled in Edo state say they will return incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki.
“In the PDP-held Rivers state, 65 per cent of voters polled do not want incumbent Governor Nyesom Wike back in 2019, as over 47 percent of polled voters said they will vote Tonye Princewill, a riverine aspirant of the APC if he picks the party’s ticket.
“In Kano state, only 43 percent of voters polled are in favour of the incumbent Governor Abdullahi Ganduje returning in 2019, as 60 percent say they will vote for any candidate supported by former Governor Kwankwanso’s Kwankwasiyya Movement,” it stated.
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The organisation however, said that its findings on who may likely emerge as president was still uncertain but added that going forward, it would release monthly updates, on the continuous exhaustive polling on the 2019 elections.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Chris Ngige, Nigeria’s labour and productivity minister, said it would be better for Igbo people to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election because of favourable indications that he would win.
Ngige said this when he addressed reporters. He accused Igbo people of suffering from self-inflicted marginalization even when they have opportunity to redeem their predicament.
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