DataHome Research and Communications Ltd has said Governor Seyi Makinde of the People’s Democratic Party will win the 2023 Gubernatorial election in Oyo State.
This is the high point of the results of a survey conducted by the Research and communication firm in Oyo State between November 2 to 30, 2022.
According to a report, the firm added that Makinde will defeat his main challengers to clinch a second term in office if the election was called today.
The survey indicated that Makinde’s performance has been acknowledged by 50.8% to be better than the governors who rule the State before him (Governor Makinde).
“In fact, the performance has been rated highly with majority rating him as either excellent, very good or good. On account of his performance alone, 65.9% will vote Governor Makinde again”, the statment read.
The survey, conducted using a multistage sampling technique, allowed the research team to sample the population randomly, based on the hierarchical structure of natural clusters of the state.
“Therefore the sampling took place at local government, ward and village/street/quarter levels. As a result, the study was conducted in 10 selected LGAs (using cluster sampling across the five geopolitical zones), 40 wards and 200 villages/streets. If everyone in the population was selected, the findings will be correct in 19 out of 20 cases as error margin did not exceed 5%”, the survey read.
“If the gubernatorial election is called today in Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde will defeat his main challengers to clinch a second term in office”, the survey read.
It reads, “the survey reveals that the people of Oyo State are fired up to massively participate in the coming governorship and presidential elections next month. With all things being equal, half of those who will vote in the gubernatorial election will vote Governor Seyi Makinde’s PDP (50.6%), while 11.7% will vote Teslim Folarin’s APC and 2.7% will vote Adebayo Adelabu’s Accord Party. However, 20% of the voters have not decided which political party they will vote. The main reason given for this decision is the sterling performance of Governor Makinde since he assumed office in 2019”.
The survey reveals further that prior to his election in 2019, majority of voters in Oyo State had faith that Governor Makinde will perform better than other governors before him (65.4%).
According to the survey, “about four years after, the governor Makinde has repaid that faith with sterling performance”.