Press Release

Rivers State Governorship Election Poll

30 January 2015

Rivers Guber Poll shows significant undecided voters, with Wike in early lead over Peterside

A recent survey conducted for ANAP Foundation by NOIPolls Limited shows a significant proportion of registered voters in Rivers State undecided as to their choice of candidate for the Governorship seat; with PDP candidate Nyesom Wike in early lead over the APC candidate, Hon. Dakuku Peterside.

When asked who respondents will be voting for in the coming February 2015 governorship elections in Rivers State, Wike led the list of candidates with 35 percent, while Dakuku Peterside had 19 percent. However, 42 percent of those polled are either undecided (21 percent) or sought confidentiality (21 percent) as to their choice of candidate. 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 some support from elegible voters across all age groups. However, most first time voters aged between 18-21 years are undecided as to their choice of candidate. The survey also shows that almost 9 in 10 eligible voters are registered to vote in the February elections, with about 8 in 10 (82 percent) being absolutely certain that 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 River’s is the third. 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