The Africa Independent Television network yesterday on the official website conducted an independent poll ahead of the February 14th presidential elections in Nigeria.
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AIT has since last Saturday been running a documentary aimed at hurting the public perception of Buhari. The hour-long documentary, “The Real Buhari”, reportedly costs the Jonathan campaign N5 million each time it is aired.
The campaign also made a copy of the documentary available online but rather than do damage to Buhari’s support, it seems to have further emboldened his supporters to troop online to vote massively for him.
In reaction to the first of those unfavorable polls, Reno Omokri, who serves as Mr. Jonathan’s social media aide, rushed out to set up another poll on Facebook he called “BuildNigeria”.
But when it became clear that Buhari was defeating Jonathan in his own poll, Reno manipulated the poll and hurriedly closed it after managing to put Jonathan ahead by a mere 1%.
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It will be recalled that a group called YOUTH BALLOT EVOLUTION on their facebook page has garnered about 82, 851 likes in its recently conducted an online poll on who will win between Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan and the All Progressives Congress’ Presidential Candidate, Rtd. Gen. Muhammad Buhari in the coming February 14 elections.
The poll which shows that Jonathan topped with about 2% as at 8:37am on Wednesday, 28th January 2015, had received 4,870 likes, 1,601 shares and 5,214 comments.