LAGOS: A RECENT survey a pro-democracy organization commissioned suggests a significant proportion of registered voters in Rivers state undecided as to their choice of candidate for the governorship seat.
However, People’s Democratic Party’s candidate, Nyesom Wike, is seen in an early lead over the All Progressives Congress’ candidate, Dakuku Peterside.
The survey NOIPolls Limited conducted for ANAP Foundation suggests Wike led the list of candidates with 35 percent, while Peterside had 19 percent.
However, 42 percent of those polled were either undecided (21 percent) or sought confidentiality (21 percent) as to their choice of candidate.
“It is believed this significant proportion of voters would be critical in deciding who eventually wins the coveted seat,” NOIPolls stated.
The survey results also show that both candidates have some support from eligible voters across all age groups. However, most first time voters aged between 18-21 years are undecided as to their choice of candidate.
The survey also shows that about 9 in 10 eligible voters are registered to vote in the February elections, with almost 8 in 10 (82 percent) being absolutely certain that they will vote.
ANAP Foundation is a Non-Profit Organisation committed to promoting good governance. It has been carrying out a series of elections polls since 2011 with the sole objective of providing information on opinion research during the election periods.
SOURCE: CAJ News Agency