Press Release

Kaduna State Governorship Election Poll

29 January 2014

Pre-Election poll for Kaduna Guber shows El-Rufai in early lead over Yero

A recent survey conducted for ANAP Foundation by NOIPolls Limited shows a significant lead in the Kaduna State Governorship seat between the top two contenders; the Current Governor of the State His Excellency Governor Muhktar Yero and Malam Nasir El-Rufai, with a twenty-six percent point gap between the two.  

When asked who respondents will be voting for in the coming February 2015 governorship elections in Kaduna State, El-Rufai led the list of candidates with 46 percent, while Governor Yero had 20 percent. However, 23 percent of those polled are undecided as to their choice of candidate; and could be key in deciding a winner.

The survey results also show that youth between the ages of 18-29 years and the Working Class between the ages 30-45 & 46-60 are more inclined to vote for Nasir El-Rufai, while the Senior Citizens who fall in the 61+ age group are more inclined to vote for Gov. Yero.

The survey also shows that almost 9 in 10 eligible voters are registered to vote in the February elections, with about 9 in 10 being absolutely certain that they will vote. Similarly, the working class of between 30 to 60 years, as well as Senior Citizens of age 61+, are absolutely certain they will vote.

ANAP Foundation is a Non-Profit Organisation committed to promoting good governance. ANAP has been carrying out a series of Elections polls since 2011 with the sole objective of providing information on opinion research during the election periods.  ANAP Foundation conducted similar polls for the Lagos state governorship & presidential elections in 2011. Our Ekiti poll release marked the first in our 2015 election series and is available at Kaduna’s is the second. We will be releasing additional poll results shortly.

NOIPolls Limited, No.1 for country-specific polling services in West Africa, in technical partnership with the Gallup Organisation (USA), conducts periodic opinion polls and studies on various socio-economic and political issues in Nigeria. More information is available at