2023 Elections: How Winners, Losers, 3rd Forces Performed in Presidential Polls from Obasanjo to Buhari
It is said that presidential elections in Nigeria are mostly three-horse races since the return of democracy in the country from 1999 till date, even if other political parties to an extent influence who eventually gets the mandate to take over the presidency.
Legit.ng has taken a look back into how winners, losers, and third forces performed in national polls from 2007 to 2019 which produced President Muhammadu Buhari in his second administration.
Below is a record of votes won by these categories of presidential rivals within the period under review:
President Buhari: 15.19 million votes
Atiku Abubakar: 11.26 million votes
3rd forces: 870K votes
Muhammadu Buhari: 15.42 million votes
Former President Goodluck Jonathan: 12.85 million votes
3rd forces: 1.2 million votes
Goodluck Jonathan: 22.50 million votes
Muhammadu Buhari: 12.21 million votes
3rd forces: 3.5 million votes
Umaru Musa Yar’Adua: 24.64 million votes
Buhari: 6.61 million votes
3rd forces: 4.2 million votes
Olusegun Obasanjo: 24.46 million votes
Buhari: 12.71 million votes
Obasanjo: 18.74 million votes
Olu Falae: 11.11 million votes
New poll predicts winner of 2023 presidential election in Nigeria
In a report that wil annoy many supporters of the All progressives Congress (APC) and Labour Party (LP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is projected to win the Nigerian 2023 election.
This is based on the interim report from nine months study led by Dr. Oludare Ogunlana of June Group Research and Council for African Security Affairs (CASA).
Other group involved in the poll with Intelligence practitioners in the United States, Europe, and Nigeria.
The poll claimed that Atiku is rated higher than other candidates from All Progressive Congress (APC) and Labour Party (LP), and New Nigeria Peoples’ Party (NNPP), using four key variables: political geography, Religion, Resources, and Class.
“In conclusion, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is expected to garner 64% from the three zones in the North, rake 45% from the South-South region where his running mates come from, acquire 37 % from the South-East with 27% from the South-West, which is the stronghold of the APC candidate.”