Lekan Olawoye issued a press release saying that he was not included on a recent poll of York South–Weston residents. The poll, by Forum Research, showed Chiara Padovani pulling even with Di Giorgio, and Nunziata’s lead slipping.
The published results include long-shot candidates Fred Fosu (4%) and Deeqa Barre (3%), but make no mention of Lekan Olawoye, who almost certainly polls much higher. It certainly seems like he was not included in the survey.
A recent @ForumPoll published by @CP24 was inaccurate and incomplete as the poll DID NOT include Lekan Olawoye as an option. We request that the poll be re-issued ASAP for accuracy. This is an example of what #YSW & diverse candidates are facing: being overlooked. #TOpoli pic.twitter.com/xW2AO3ZD9N
— Vote Lekan (@VoteLekan) October 18, 2018
In related news, Frances Nunziata says that she responded to CycleToronto’s survey, but that her results were not included in the published results. CycleToronto said she did not respond.
In Nunziata’s defense, she has been an advocate for cycling of late, and created a pedestrian and cycling committee for the ward.
— Frances Nunziata (@FrancesNunziata) October 18, 2018