Abia Guber Pre-election Poll: Otti In Strong Lead Over Ikpeazu
BEVERLY HILLS, March 26, (THEWILL) – A recent survey conducted by NOIPolls Limited has shown a significant lead in the Abia State Governorship race between the top two contenders; candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Alex Otti and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, with a 27 percent point gap between the two.
When asked who respondents will be voting for in the coming 2015 governorship elections in Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti led the list of candidates with 45 percent, while Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu had 18 percent, indicating a significant 27 percent lead by Dr. Otti.
Other candidates such as Chikwe Udensi and Anyim Nyerere had 2 percent and 1 percent respectively.
However, 32 percent of those polled are either undecided (19 percent) or sought confidentiality (13 percent) to their choice of candidate; and could be key in deciding a winner.
The survey results also show that Otti appears to have the support of voters across all age groups; particularly from first time voters of between the ages of 18 to 21 (70 percent).
Furthermore, 24 percent of voters in Abia-South and 21 percent in Abia- Central senatorial districts remain undecided as to their choice of candidate.
The survey shows that almost 9 in 10 eligible voters are registered to vote in the February elections, with about 8 in 10 (86 percent) being absolutely certain that they will vote.
Similarly, the working class of between 30 to 60 years, as well as Senior Citizens of age 61+, are absolutely certain they will vote.