Press Release

Race For The Lagos State Governorship Seat

02 February 2015

Close Race between Agbaje and Ambode to Alausa Government House

A recent survey conducted for ANAP Foundation by NOIPolls Limited shows a close race in the Lagos State Governorship seat between the top two contenders; candidate of the PDP Jimi Agbaje and candidate of the APC Akinwunmi Ambode, with marginal five percent point gap between the two. 
When asked who respondents will be voting for in the coming February 2015 governorship elections in Lagos State, Ambode led the list of candidates with 26 percent, while Jimi Agbaje had 21 percent. However, 50 percent of those polled are undecided as to their choice of candidate; and it is believed this significant proportion of voters would be critical in deciding who eventually wins the coveted seat.
The survey results also show that both candidates have strong support from eligible voters across all age groups. However, a significant proportion of first time voters aged between 18-21 years (64 percent) are undecided as to their choice of candidate.
The survey also shows that about 9 in 10 eligible voters are registered to vote in the February elections, with almost 9 in 10 (88 percent) being absolutely certain that they will vote.Despite being mostly undecided, first time voters of between 18 to 21 years age group leads the majority of those who 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 Lagos’ is the fourth. 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