Indications emerged Sunday morning that President Goodluck Jonathan may have queried one of his aides Mr. Reno Omokhri over an online opinion poll initiated by him which has turned against Jonathan’s candidature.Source: Nigeria Politics Online
Omokhri’s blog Build Up Nigeria had initiated a poll which asked Nigerians to choose their candidate for the 2015 presidential election.
However in a surprising poll trend over 70 per cent of respondents to the question posed for the poll had indicated their preference for one of the Presidential aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress and former head of state General Muhammadu Buhari.
Media houses had made news out of tye poll results which has taken Loyalists of the president by surprise
Out of 15,435 respondents to the poll, Buhari scored 12,246 votes, representing 79 percent of the total votes cast, while President Jonathan got 3189 votes, representing 21 percent of the total votes.
Another aspirant on the platform of the APC Atiku Abubakar got 7 percent while Governor of Kano State Rabiu Kwankwaso got 2 per cent.
Reports just coming in says, Omokri was invited to the office of the Secretary to the State Government Plus Anyim Plus Saturday evening and asked who gave him permission to commence the opinion poll.
A source said “The poll has put him in some difficult position with the President. The meeting he was summoned to Saturday evening was not a tea party, ” said the source.
Sensing trouble, Omokri was said to have approached the Minister of Petroleum Diezzani Alison Madueke who accepted to plead with the President raising issues that the social media expert had in the past handled social media moves that propelled the Presidents image.
Jonathan spokesman Reuben Abati according to the source is expected to give the president position on the poll in a statement today.
The poll result has ignited an upbeat jubilation among the APC stalwarts in the county saying President Jonathan by now should know the extent to which he has been rejected by Nigerians.