Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has polled only eleven percent of the votes in a presidential poll conducted on Twitter, despite boasting of clinching the party’s ticket come 2023.
Bello, who spoke in Abuja last weekend, while responding to a question at the Second GYB Annual Seminar for Political and Crime Correspondents and Editors, reiterated that all indicators point to the fact that he stood in the best position to win the 2023 election for the APC.
“To answer your question, whether I am scared of other contestants for the presidency. You mentioned Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and others. I will say No; I am not scared of anybody in the contest for the APC presidential ticket.
“Tinubu and others are the founding members of the APC, but foundation is not enough. I will defeat all the other aspirants because I have all it takes to be a champion. My performance in Kogi State will speak for me,” he noted.
But in a Twitter poll conducted by online news platform TheCable on Monday, April 11, Yahaya Bello polled 11.8% out of 23,013 total votes cast by the respondents.
The poll, which has now been ended by the online newspaper, featured other APC aspirants who all scored higher than the Kogi governor.
For instance, the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi polled 28.4%; APC national leader Bola Tinubu polled 20.1%, while Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had the highest number of votes (39.8%).
See the breakdown below;