The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has described Atedo Peterside’s ANAP Foundation which conducted a recent presidential poll as a transactional outfit.
This was made known by the party’s founder and Chairman, Board of Trustee of the NNPP, Dr Boniface Aniebonam.
The survey projected a three-horse race between the candidates of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi; All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, after a new poll concluded in early September.
According to the result of the poll which was commissioned by the ANAP Foundation and conducted by NOI Polls Ltd., Obi will lead the race with 21 per cent of votes in the poll.
The outcome showed that Obi’s votes would give him an eight per cent lead over APC’s Tinubu and PDP’s Abubakar who each got 13 per cent of the votes to end up as joint second in the poll.
The presidential candidate of the NNPP, Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso, was fourth in the poll with three per cent of the votes.
Aniebonam in a statement on Friday in Lagos, described such projection poll as false and deceitful.
“What should worry Nigerians is the age of Atedo Peterside to be associated and directly involved in falsehood and deciet of the public in the name of politics.
“Peterside’s ANAP may be simply described as a transactional organisation.
“We can only but put them to prayers so that God may help them to find food through honourable and genuine means.