Chief Ndutimi Alaibe is currently leading in two online Polls that are ongoing in Bayelsa Social Media Space.
The two new polls created on SAYELBA by Tarila MarClint Ebiede (PhD); a technical expert on peace building, security, governance and public policy at Conflict Management Consulting (CMC), Belgium and on Bayelsa Focus Group by Fortune God’sSon Alfred; a Public Policy Analyst, strategist and the publisher of www.SAYELBA.com, shows one of the renowned PDP’s governorship aspirant, Chief Ndutimi Alaibe to be leading with a landslide, ahead of his closest rivals – further fortifying the more than one time interim (acting) Managing Director (MD) and upon the expiration of his tenure, the Chief Executive Officer of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) front-runner status after the apparent outlier surveys put up on these platforms earlier mentioned.
According to the poll put by Fortune Alfred on the Bayelsa Focus Group which asked the voters which of the PDP aspirants they would prefer if they were delegates, the polls had Timi Alaibe clinching 38 votes out of the 69 recorded votes. The closest contender Ayawei Nimibofa (DNA) won himself 15 votes, with 3 votes each going to the former SSG, Kemela Okara and the Deputy Governor; Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Rtd). Taking the lead of the least votes were Reuben Okoya and Joshua Maciver with 2 votes each, while 1 vote each were grappled by David Alagoa; the son of Bayelsa’s Professor Emeritus Ebiegberi Alagoa, as well as Senator Douye Diri, who had taken the lead in a just concluded poll as the Stingiest Governorship aspirant. Talford Ongolo and Tariela Oliver earned themselves the last 2 votes.
Again Chief Ndutimi Alaibe led the pride with an overwhelming majority victory, grasping a hundred and fifty nine votes of the three hundred and fifteen votes, with Nimibofa Ayawei again clinching forty nine votes as the closest to the front-runner in the Bayelsa 2019 gubernatorial race.
The poll conducted on SAYELBA by Dr. Tarila MarClint Ebiede had Senator Douye Diri coming third place with thirty votes and Reuben Okoya at fourth place with sixteen votes.
Godknows Boladei Igali, Keniebi Okoko, Gboribiogha John Jonah and Steve Azaiki followed with thirteen, eleven, seven and five votes respectively.
Four votes each were secured by Konbowei Benson; the former speaker of the Bayelsa state House of Assembly, Osaisai Franklin, Kemela Okara, Benson Agadaga, Emmanuel Paulker and Tobin Igiri, while Fred Agbedi and Joshua Maciver scaled through with three votes each.
The poll for the preferred PDP flagbearer in the 2019 general elections ended with Anthony George Ikoli and Tariela Oliver left with two votes each and one vote to Talford Ongolo.
Both polls have so far bolstered morale among Alaibe’s campaign team as well as his fans and followers and deflect questions about his so-far steady standing in the hearts of people of Bayelsa.
Although polls like these do not actually predict the outcome of elections as seen in previous elections, they help inspire and motivate voters in their decision-making process, and if by chance the polls are an expression of the desires of Bayelsans and the powers that be allow the field for a fair play, we might as well already have a Governor in waiting.