Former Vice President and leading presidential hopeful of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar has trounced President Muhammadu Buhari in an online poll conducted by a pro-Buhari influencer.
In the first online poll conducted since the Buhari administration marked its third anniversary on May 29, Atiku polled 43% as against Buhari’s 35%. Blogger and online newspaper publisher, Omoyele Sowore and former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Kingsley Moghalu polled 7% and 15% respectively.
In the Twitter poll conducted within 24 hours of President Buhari’s celebration of his third year anniversary by Mark Essien, prominent pro-Buhari influencer via @markessien handle, respondents were asked a straightforward question: “Who would you vote for in 2019 Presidential Election?”
An overwhelming majority of the 9,067 respondents voted for Atiku, giving him an 8% edge over President Buhari as at the close of voting Wednesday morning.
The result of the poll reflects the latest NOI/Gallup showing Buhari’s support has dropped phenomenally and his scorecard in critical sectors of economy (16%), job creation (15%) and poverty alleviation (12%) was adjudged abysmal.