A new public opinion poll has tipped a former Benue State Governor and Minister for Special Duties, Senator George Akume, as the most suitable candidate to lead the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The national poll was undertaken by DBI Analytics Consulting to ascertain the level of citizens’ awareness towards ongoing socio-political happenings in the country, part of which includes the forthcoming APC Convention.
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Segun Olajonrin, Associate Director of DBI Analytics Consulting, said the public opinion poll was administered between Monday 14th and Thursday 17th March 2022.
“It involved telephone interviews of a random national sample.
“A total of 1,011 citizens were randomly selected from phone-owning Nigerians aged 18 years and above, and citizens across the 36 states of the country and the FCT were interviewed.
“The sample has a ±5% margin of error and confidence interval of 95%, deemed statistically significant.
“From the poll findings, 51 per cent of respondents said they are aware of the forthcoming National Convention of the APC, while 41 per cent are unaware and 8 per cent simply uninterested to participate in the poll.”
In terms of familiarity with the candidates contesting for the party Chairmanship, the report shows that 53 per cent, 52 per cent and 50 per cent of respondents said they are familiar with Tanko Al-Makura, Abdullahi Adamu and George Akume.
In addition, 45 per cent said they are familiar with Senator Sani Musa, while 39 per cent affirmed the same for Mustapha Salihu.
The poll also sought the opinion of citizens regarding which aspirant they believe has the leadership capacity, character and integrity to lead the APC.
“From the findings, Senator George Akume came tops with 32 per cent as the candidate with the leadership capacity, character and integrity to lead the party.
“This was followed by Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura with 23 per cent and Senator Abdullahi Adamu with 17 per cent,” according to the report.
Others are Senator Sani Musa with 8 per cent and Mustapha Salihu with 6 per cent.