- A prediction by Williams and Associates says Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will win the 2019 presidential election
- The pollster is predicting that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate will come out tops at the polls
- Williams and Associates had, in 2015, accurately predicted the defeat of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the last election
With barely two weeks to the 2019 presidential election, a prediction by Williams and Associates says Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win the election.
The prediction is the result of a field work conducted by the pollster, which was posted on its website on Monday, February 4.
Legit.ng gathered that the pollster had, in a similar field work in 2015, accurately predicted the defeat of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the last presidential election.
Information posted on the website of the company, shows that it deployed the same methodology used in the 2015 prediction to conduct the field work for 2019 election. The activity was conducted between Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 16 across all the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.
The result of the poll indicates that Atiku will win other candidates in the election with 45 per cent of the total vote cast, 12 per cent higher than his closest opponent, incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, who got 33 per cent.
According to the result, 64 per cent of respondents disapprove that President Buhari has done his job well enough to deserve re-election.
It noted that the contentious issues that will shape the direction of the election are unemployment, poverty, corruption, insecurity in that order.
Also, the polls showed that there is an 11 per cent improvement on the number of people who will turn out to vote in the 2019 presidential election, over the turn out for the 2015 election. And 80 per cent of the respondents say that they have already collected their Permanent Voter Card.
Fifty-four (54) per cent of the respondents also say that regardless of who they support in the election, Atiku stands a better chance of winning the election compared to 38 per cent who believe that incumbent President Buhari will win.
Similarly, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Africa has once again claimed that Atiku will defeat President Buhari in the February 16 presidential election.
This was disclosed on the Twitter handle of the organisation on Friday, February 1, with the EIU adding that the margin of victory will not be much.
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