93% Of Nigerians Prefer Osinbajo To Sambo as Vice President in 2015 – Poll
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) seems to be enjoying a groundswell of support from Nigerians as results of an informal poll show that 93% of Nigerians think he is a better candidate for Vice President of Nigeria than current Vice President, Namadi Sambo (PDP).
Though the position of Vice President is not one that carries a great deal of official responsibility, participants voted on a number of factors, among them ethnicity, region, educational attainment, and religion.
“Check the voting pattern here,” a participant said in response to the polls preliminary results. “Most people from the southeast went for Sambo. People from southwest and north went for Osinbajo. That tells you how [Jonathan] has divided the nation and unfortunately it has worked against him. 2015 is going to follow this pattern.”
Though the poll overwhelmingly showed that this insight was accurate, some expressed a desire to change this trend. “Despite coming from same local government area with Sambo I will vote for Osinbajo,” another participant said.
“Remember the power of incumbency will also play out here,” another respondent reminded others.
Questioning the choice of vice presidential candidate, some persons who supported Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) in the race said Osinbajo was not a strong enough candidate to pull needed votes. “I want Buhari to rule Nigeria again but with Osinbajo, the All Progressives Congress just opened the door for the Peoples Democratic Party to win,” someone said.
“How can somebody called a pastor join Nigeria politics?” another asked.
Some further asserted that the survey was an unnecessary measure, because the Vice President was simply a figurehead with no concrete duties.
“Why do we Nigerians like fooling ourselves?” a respondent asked. “Haven’t we realized that anything ‘vice’ or ‘deputy’ in this country is just a figure head post?”
“Did the Vice President ever have a project or a say of their own, did they ever have any agenda? Is it not the tune of the president music they dance to?” the respondent challenged.
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