Polls Are Not Real Determinants Of Elections. It Is How Many People You Can Convince — PDP Chieftain

The Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Fabiyi Oladimeji, has dismissed the poll that puts Peter Obi in the lead in next year’s presidential election, saying such a poll has little influence on the election outcome.

“We are not making any assumptions.” This is what we are saying: polls are not real determinants of elections. “It is how many people you are able to convince and reach out to at the grassroots, not polls,” Fabiyi said on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily Thursday, hours after a poll commissioned by the Anap Foundation gave the Labour Party presidential candidate the leverage in next year’s exercise.

While these polls don’t affect the election results, Atiku for President 2023, the event’s technical committee, and support group director, believe they have a role to play.


“It will show you where to work and where to focus more.” “There are reliable polls and there are unreliable polls,” he added.


“We know these trusted people when we meet them, and when we meet them, they motivate us to go to work and do the necessary things.” So we appreciate them when they come. That’s what polls help you do; they don’t tell you the outcome of an election.


He also questioned the sample size used in the survey and argued that the number of people sampled was insufficient.

In the poll that came four months after a similar Organization poll put Obi in the lead, the former governor of Anambra State beat Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar of the Democratic Party, the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).


Obi has 23%, Tinubu has 13%, Atiku has 10%, and Kwankwaso has 2% in the new poll released in December, according to Anap Foundation President Atedo Peterside.

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Source; Channels Television

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