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2023: NOI Polls inconsistent with reality – APC Campaign Council

Bayo Onanuga, Director, Media and Publicity of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, has said the poll conducted by the NOI Polls is inconsistent…

Bayo Onanuga, Director, Media and Publicity of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, has said the poll conducted by the NOI Polls is inconsistent with reality.

Onanuga in a statement said the polls made wild and incredible permutations on the presidential elections.

The Campaign council director cited examples from the 2015 presidential elections to back his claims.

“We are unperturbed by these dubious and unreliable statistics because our research shows that NOI Polls have been off the mark at critical election periods in recent times.

“For example, preparatory to the March 2015 presidential elections, NOI published in October 2014 the results of a “Viability Poll” which used the concepts of Familiarity and Net Favourability Position to survey.

“In the results, NOI claimed that President Goodluck Jonathan has the best overall familiarity rating at 99% and Net Favourability Probability of ±25. By contrast, NOI dismissed the then All Progressives Congress candidate, Muhammadu Buhari as a “borderline candidate” who needed ” huge public relations” to shore up his performance.

“But when the Nigerian people went to the polls, who won? The APC candidate and now President, Muhammadu Buhari.
This is not the only instance when the NOI has turned its political bias in an election period to fraudulent statistics.”

He urged the NOI polls to be remain factual and avoid polluting the political space with dubious reports to avoid the party from exposing the puppeteers pulling it’s strings.

“Our objective profiling of NOI Polls as an anti-APC research organisation is grounded on the aforesaid facts and that is why we believe this present report is, in the language of Nigerians, *wuruwuru* to the answer”.

“The NOI has chosen the preferred candidate and has decided to use fake, dubious statistics to package him to the Nigerian voters.

“We know as a matter of fact, the owners of NOI and where their political interest lies and wish to advise NOI to stop polluting the political system with irresponsible, unscientific and biased polling so that we don’t expose the puppeteers pulling it’s strings.

“Our party is putting every necessary machinery in motion to win the federal elections with a margin that will be too wide to contest. Our candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu recorded the highest votes of a senator across the country under the Social Democratic Party in July 1992. He will do it on nationwide scale on February 25.2023.”