“Business Day’s analysis of Google Trends data from September 1 to September 28 shows Obi generated the most search interest at 67 percent, followed by Tinubu at 59 percent, and Atiku at 39 percent.
The same data showed Obi dominating in the southern region of the country, except in the South-West. He is keenly contesting the western part of the country with Tinubu, the leading candidate in terms of search interest, especially in Lagos and Ogun states – referred to as the Rockies in previously published voting pattern reports – because of their unpredictable voting pattern.
Obi also dominates some states in the North-Central but is not a force at all in the eastern and western parts of the North, which has been majorly dominated by Atiku.
Two weeks ago, the outcome of an opinion poll by ANAP Foundation showed Obi holding a significant lead over both Tinubu and Atiku.
In the nationwide poll conducted this month, Obi stands at 21 percent while both Tinubu and Atiku are tied in second place with 13 percent each. Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party is at a distant fourth with only 3 percent.”
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