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Buhari leads Jonathan in new presidential poll

13 November 2014, 12:15

Lagos - Hours after President Goodluck Jonathan declared his intention to seek re-election in the 2015, a poll has shown that he would lose to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) if the 2015 election were held on the day he declared, reports Sahara Reporters.

The poll, which was conducted by an independent third-party service, E-POLL,asked participants, "If the 2015 Nigerian presidential election were held today, which of these 5 candidates do you think would emerge President of Nigeria?".

Also read: Market watcher tips Jonathan to retain presidency

The candidates were President Jonathan (PDP), Gen. Muhammad Buhari (APC), Speaker of the House of Reps Aminu Tambuwal (APC), Abubakar Atiku, former Vice President (APC), and Kano State governor Rabiu Kwankwaso (APC).

At the end of the poll, which ran for 24 hours, 10 280 out of the 13 700 people who voted, picked Buhari .

1 966 people voted for President Jonathan while the trio of Kwankwaso, Tambuwal and Atiku got 735, 519 and 200 votes respectively.

Read more at Sahara Reporters.

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