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, Abubakar polled 43 per cent as against Buhari’s 35 per cent.
Blogger and online newspaper publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Kingsley Moghalu, polled 7 per cent and 15 per cent 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 Abubakar, giving him an 8 per cent edge over Buhari as at the close of voting on 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.