Labour Ahead of PDP, ACN In 1st Opinion Poll of Ondo Election
The Ondo State gubernatorial election scheduled for Saturday, October 20th, may go the way of Labour Party as an opinion poll conducted by Online Bloggers Association of Nigeria has shown.
The Association Made up of Online Bloggers on Tuesday, made public the result of its opinion poll for the election with the Labour Party candidate, Dr Segun Mimiko, emerging the most preferred candidate of majority of the electorates/respondents whose opinions were sampled.
Head Research of the Association, Mr Malik Ibitoye, said in statement announcing the outcome of the exercise, that for the purpose of the opinion poll, 9,600 questionnaires were randomly administered to respondents who had attained the 18-year voting age and above in the three Senatorial districts.
According to him, “Only 9,000 out of the 9,600 questionnaires were processed at the end of the two-week polling exercise which ended on Wednesday, last week, as the respondents provided all the measurable answers that were germane to the analysis of the data supplied.
“We were able to process 3,400 questionnaires in Ondo North; 4,000 questionnaires in Ondo Centraland 1,600 questionnaires in Ondo South and the choices were among the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) candidate, Barr. Ladi Akeredolu; the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Olusola Oke and Labour candidate, Dr Mimiko
“The analysis of the responses as to whom the respondents would likely vote for on Saturday Oct 20 showed that the candidate of the Labour, Dr Mimiko, was the most preferred in All th 3 Senatorial Districts with as Much as 85percent of the respondents preferring him."
Ibitoye stated that “in Ondo North, out of the 3,400 respondents, 3,000 respondents sampled indicated preference for the Labour candidate, 340 respondents representing indicated preference for the PDP candidate while 60respondents indicated preference for the Action Congress candidate.
"Out of the 4,000 respondents Labour Candidate was preferred by 3,680 in, 196 respondents indicated their preference for the ACN candidate while 124 respondents indicated preference for the PDP candidate.
“In Ondo South where 1,600 respondents were sampled, 1,467 indicated their preference for the Labour candidate while 100 respondents indicated preference for the PDP candidate. 33 respondents indicated preference for the ACN candidate.”
He said that the analysis of the responses, especially where they were asked the reason(s) for their preferences, showed that performance and fear of the unknown played vital factor in the decision of the voters.
According to Malik, the final analysis showed that Labour had 85percent of the Voters while People Democratic party had 9percent and Action Congress had 6percent.
He disclosed that before the Election, 3 more polls will be conducted by the Group for August, September and the last one a week to the elections.