Unemployment, insecurity and reviving Nigeria’s decadent economy are agitating the minds of majority of voters in Imo State ahead of the 2023 presidential elections.
A survey/ Opinion poll conducted in the State by Imo based socio political organization, Imo Awareness Coalition, IAC, showed that “majority of Imo voters yearn for these issues to be addressed by the next administration at the centre in 2023”
The IAC had last week, revealed that 60% of voters in the State prefer Senatorial, House of Reps candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ahead of their counterparts in the Labour party.
It however stated that 45 percent are rooting for Peter Obi, the Labour Party, LP presidential candidate, ahead of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
According to it’s report, 40 percent remain undecided on what factors or issues will influence their voting during the 2023 presidential election
The report/ survey signed by Fidelis Echendu, spokesman of the Coalition, said the survey/poll was conducted in nine local governments of the state, selecting three local governments in each of three geo political zone, with respondents mainly males and females within the age bracket of 25- 50 years, with Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs
It stated that 75 percent of respondents fumed over the bad shape of the Nigerian economy, and expressed concern over the increasing wave of kidnapping and banditry.
“Majority of voters in the State demanded workable measures and steps to check inflation, high exchange rate, soaring prices of food stuffs and poor state of infrastructure by the incoming administration at the centre”
“Voters in the state are expected to support and vote for any of the three leading presidential candidates, who is more convincing and confident in addressing these key and important issues which affect the lives of millions of Nigerians” part of the report stated.
The IAC, said 62 percent of voters are fed up with the state of the nation, expressing fear and worry that insecurity may rise and the economy may dwindle further before the 2023 general elections.