By Olaolu Bilau
An opinion poll recently conducted by NOI Polls have revealed that Nigerians are divergent in their responses to the postponement of the 2015 federal and state elections.
The Presidential and National Assembly polls were initially slated for February 14. They will now hold on March 28 while the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections initially fixed for February 28 have been moved to April 11.
The poll entitled “Countdown to 2015 Election Poll” series is focused on the Postponement of the 2015 General Elections.
The results of the NOI Polls revealed that Nigerians expressed mixed opinions regarding the postponement.
Further findings from the poll revealed that Nigerians are evenly divided in support for and against the shift.
41 percent of the respondents were for the postponement while another 41 percent were opposed to the postponement of the elections.
18 percent of Nigerians were indifferent about the postponement.
Further analysis revealed that while the North-East and North-West geopolitical zones had the highest proportion of respondents who were not in support of the postponement –49 percent each-.
The opposition All Progressives Congress’ presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, hails from Katsina State in the North-west.
More respondents in the South-South zone, where President Jonathan who is the PDP presidential candidate hails from, were in support of the postponement-57 percent.