President Bola Tinubu has taken a galloping lead over Labour Party and PDP’s presidential candidates in the last election, Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar respectively on Google Search interest.
While Obi and Atiku’s rankings plummet sharply, Tinubu’s ranking on Google has continued to soar.
The latest ranking released on Google Trends shows that Tinubu polled 82% ahead three others, who contested the last election with him-Obi, Atiku and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
While Tinubu polls 82$, Obi polled 12%, Atiku, four percent and Kwankwaso, two percent.
The latest Google search interest was captured between 22 May and 16 June, period of 28 days.
The ranking is a sharp contrast from the ranking before the last presidential election.
Three days to the February 25 Presidential election, Tinubu led with 45% search interest on Google with Obi’s 29%. Atiku then had 26% and Kwankwaso, three percent.
A month after the presidential election, Tinubu‘s popularity soared, polling 54%. Despite his absence from public glare, he was still the most searched candidate based on google search interest. Obi came a distant second with 36% search interest despite ‘Obidients’ rave on social media. His ranking had improved after the election. Atiku dropped drastically then to eight percent, while Kwankwaso dropped to two percent.
However, the latest ranking captured six days to swearing-in and post inauguration of the president. His popularity galloped over Obi, Atiku and Kwankwaso to 82%. His highest search was on 29 May during his inauguration as president where he delivered his inaugural speech, when he said “fuel subsidy is gone.”
Tinubu was being searched most in Benue, Sokoto, Gombe, Kano, Yobe, Republic of Niger, Bauchi, Kogi, Kaduna, Kebbi, Adamawa, Plateau, Akwa Ibom, Ondo, among others.
Obi dropped drastically from the 36% he garnered in April to 12%, representing his all time low. This stems from the fact that he lost the presidential election and the voice of his vociferous followers seems to have been swallowed.
Those who searched for him in the latest ranking are from states, such as Benue, Anambra, Enugu, Cross River, Abia, Nasarawa, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Plateau, Imo, among others.
Atiku’s four percent search interest came from Gombe, Kebbi, Taraba, Plateau, Kano, Borno, Katsina, Nasarawa, Cross River, among others.
Also, Kwankwaso is being searched on Google in places, such as Yobe, Gombe, Katsina, Kano, Sokoto, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ekiti, Republic of Niger, Borno, among others.