With less than 18 days to go to the House of Assembly polls in Enugu State, an online poll conducted by NIGERIANSDECIDE.COM, a leading US-based opinion research think tank, has tipped former Senior Special Assistant to the governor of Enugu state, Hon Chukwuma Martins Ekwueme, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to win the Uzo Uwani House of Assembly constituency elections among the 12 other candidates vying for the seat in the district.
Out of the 8,614 votes cast, Ekwueme defeated his closest rival, Utazi Thadeus, candidate of the Labour Party, with 4,003 VOTES, representing 48 per cent of the total votes cast against Utazi Thadeus’ 2,685 votes representing 31% of the total votes cast.
The poll also saw OKENWA STEPHEN ONYEKACHI, APC Candidate coming distant third with a total of 1,673 VOTES representing less than 15% of the total votes, while the ADC Candidate, AJOGWU PERPETUAL NNEDINJO – ADC came 4th with a total of 235 votes representing 2% of the votes cast.
The online poll showed AMULU ABRAHAM AZUBUIKE of All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA polling 8 VOTES, OKONKWO FAVOUR EMEKA of YPP polling 6 VOTES, OFFOR CHINONSO EMMANUEL of PRP polling 2 VOTES, MBATA FREDRICK ANIKEZEH of NRM polling 1 VOTE, NWABUEZE AUGUSTINE BERNAND of NNPP polling 1 VOTE, OKORO JONATHAN of APP polling 1 VOTE, IKECHUKWU ISREAL of SDP polling 0 VOTES and UCHENNA SAMUEL of ADP polling 0 VOTES
According to the US-based organisation, the online opinion poll was launched on December 6, 2022 and concluded today, Tuesday, January 31, 2023. The poll was launched to determine and predict the possible direction and outcome of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.
“We are glad to launch www.nigeriansdecide.com, a United States of America-based non-profit and independent research think-tank. We conduct opinion polls on matters of public policy, like public engagement and participation in democratic exercise,” the agency’s project director, Rosalynn Carte had said in a statement.
It’s gathered that the poll had no connection or relationship or link with any politician or organisation interested in Nigerian politics, but purely for data collection.