NOIPolls: 2 Out of 10 Nigerians are partisan

By Post Nigeria December 16, 2014 21:49

NOIPolls: 2 Out of 10 Nigerians are partisan

According to a NOIPolls Limited press release on Tuesday, their latest election polls have revealed that 2 in 10 (23%) adult Nigerians claim to have some affiliation to a political party as they are registered members of various political parties with possession of party membership cards.

8% of the 23, are registered members but do not have party membership cards.

The survey also revealed that 7 in 10 (69%) adult Nigerians are not registered to any political party, and majority of those in this category have expressed disinterest in joining any.

On the issue of party membership, the survey reported that on political parties membership, both the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which are the two major political parties in Nigeria, have 47% of the respondents who are registered members of political parties.

The release said, “The high membership of these parties among other registered parties may be driven by higher awareness of Nigerians on these parties (PDP 87%; APC 82%) than other registered parties as established by the poll; although a considerable proportion of Nigerians also showed awareness for the All Progress Grand Alliance (APGA) (25%).”

The survey further revealed that Nigerians awareness of political parties was mostly informed by the traditional media (‘television’ 57%; ‘radio’ 50%). Moreover considerable proportions (32%) of Nigerians mostly aged 18-21 years tend to rely on ‘word of mouth’ as a source of awareness.

NOIPolls is the No.1 for country-specific polling services in the West African region, in technical partnership with Gallup (USA) to develop opinion research in Nigeria.

NOIPolls is named after its creator, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (NOI), former vice president of World Bank, who in 2006, after serving the Olusegun Obasanjo’s regime, saw a vacuum in the system that there was no independent Opinion Polling capacity for over 170 million Nigerians and decided to create NOIPolls, as a platform where the voices of ordinary Nigerians can be collated and used to support decision making across the different facets of the economy.

This NOIPolls Limited survey tagged ‘Countdown to 2015 Elections’ was conducted last week, from 8th of December, 2014.

More detailed analysis can be found on the NOIPolls website.