The result of an ongoing poll conducted by a prominent Nigerian newspaper has showed that many Nigerians may not vote for President Muhammadu Buhari if he decides to seek re-election in 2019.
The poll with the title, “Will you vote for Buhari in 2019?” was conducted on The PUNCH website.
The question of the poll carried three options for participants.
While those who want to vote again for the President in 2019 answered by clicking ‘YES’, those with a contrary opinion clicked the ‘NO’ button with a last option created for those who were indifferent to Buhari’s choice.
The poll, which went live at 5.48pm on Thursday, got up to 10,000 participants.
As of 11pm on Saturday, out of the 9,524 participants who took part in the poll, 58 per cent (5,519 respondents) said they would not vote for Buhari in 2019.
Up to 3,588 people, amounting to 38 per cent, said ‘YES’ to the poll while four per cent (417 votes) were indifferent to Buhari’s 2019 re-election bid.
Although, it is very clear that the poll was the opinions of a segment of Nigerians (especially those who have access to the internet), it however, confirmed that scores of Nigerians may pick another candidate for the 2019 presidential election ahead of President Buhari as they are not happy with his performance.
Meanwhile, Buhari is yet to officially declare his intention ahead of 2019, however, there are strong indications that he will seek a second term.
The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, had some days ago said although the President had not made up his mind on the 2019 presidential election, he must seek re-election because he had “done well so far.”