In a poll conducted on SaharaReporters’ Twitter page on Sunday, 49 percent of respondents said they would vote for President Muhammadu Buhari over Atiku Abubakar, who has been floated as a potential presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019, if the presidential election were held today.

A total of 21,704 Twitter users participated in the poll.

26 percent said they would vote for Mr. Abubakar, while 25 percent said they would vote for neither candidate.

It would be recalled that the former vice president dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) last week, and there have been indications that he would formally defect to the opposition PDP and run for president on the PDP ticket.

Neither Mr. Buhari nor Mr. Abubakar has announced plans to run for president in 2019.

Some respondents, dissatisfied with Mr. Buhari's tenure, expressed support for a potential Atiku Abubakar ticket.

While the standing president received the highest tally of votes, he failed to secure a majority, polling in at 49 percent. Several respondents seemed to view Mr. Buhari as the lesser of the two evils, with many condemning Mr. Abubakar's alleged corrupt track record. Others were averse to the idea of any PDP candidate winning the election.

A quarter of voters, however, were not enthusiastic about either potential candidate and would vote for neither if the election were held today.

Following up on the poll, SaharaReporters in Lagos asked Nigerians who they would vote for if the election were held between Mr. Buhari and Mr. Abubakar.

Watch the video below:

Vox Pop: If Nigeria's Presidential Election Holds Between Atiku And Buhari, Who Would You Vote For? If Nigeria's Presidential Election Holds Between Atiku And Buhari, Who Would You Vote For?...

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