Ngige leads other candidates in pre-election poll
Seven days to the Governorship election in Anambra State, an opinion poll conducted in the state has ceded the result of the election to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Chris Ngige.
The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Willie Obiano, came second, while Comrade Tony Nwoye of the people's Democratic party (PDP) came third with Labour Party's (LP), Ifeanyi Ubah in fourth place.
The poll was conducted by Pollstar Opinion Poll and Survey, a policy, politics, economy, business and consultancy outfit wich has Obi Benedict Ekene as its Executive Director.
Others who followed the leaders included Godwin Ezeemo of the Progressive People's Alliance (PPA) with 10 per cent; Ifeatu Ekelem of Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD) with 5 per cent; Basil Iwuoba of PPN (3 per cent); Prince Akanegbu of UPP (2.5 per cent); Anayo Arinze of ACD (1.5 per cent) while the remaining 3.5 percent was shared by the remaining candidates.
In the poll result made available to reporters in Awka yesterday, Ngige's APC scored 27 per cent, Obiano's APGA polled 21 per cent while Nwoye's PDP had 15 per cent.
According to Pollstar, 'Key factors that will determine the election outcome include pedigree, organisational capacity, emotional attachment and to a larger extent, the political party platform.
'In organising this opinion poll on Anambra 2013 governorship election, our major aim is to instill further the spirit of sportsmanship into the election, which has characterised Anambra election in recent times, and to separate the real contenders from the pretenders.
'We have therefore exercised the highest level of objectivity in generating and analysing data, leading to a factual result which reflects the reality on the ground.
'Pollstar is the most respected opinion poll agency in Nigeria with our predictions reflecting close to 99 per cent clarity,' Ekene said.