YouTuber Niko Omilana is fifth place in the latest London Mayoral poll and people can’t believe it

YouTuber Niko Omilana is fifth place in the latest London Mayoral poll and people can’t believe it

Niko Omilana, a content creator and prankster with over 3 million subscribers on YouTube, currently has 5 percent of the vote in London mayoral election, according to the latest poll by Savanta ComRes.

If the 23-year-old does secure five percent of the vote next month, then it would also see him handed back his £10,000 deposit under election rules.

Omilana, who describes himself as the “founding father and supreme leader of the Niko Defence League” (or, in short, the NDL – a parody of the EDL) has said he is standing for Mayor of London as “the system is broken for young people”.

“I am the only man who can fix it. We’re not taken serious [sic] and it makes me sick.

“I have more social media followers than all of them combined … I am taking action now.

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“I have a message to our Prime Minister on behalf of every young person in our nation: Boris Johnson, shush,” he said, in an interview with BBC News.

Responding to Wednesday’s poll, Omilana tweeted: “5% in the polls! THEY HAVE TO TAKE US SERIOUS NOW LOL #NikoForMayor.”

However, Omilana isn’t the only YouTuber to be running for Mayor of London, with fellow content creator Max Fosh also looking to pick up votes on 6 May.

“A chum who went to the same school as me – albeit not at the same time – Laurence Fox, is also running to be London mayor … Both Laurence and I are as qualified as each other to be London mayor. I think we both competed in the sixth form debating society.

“I would like to officially add my name to the ballot list for the next London mayor, just to get more votes than Laurence Fox,” Fox said a video announcing his candidacy.

However, the battle is apparently neck-and-neck between the two rivals, as they both share 1 percent of the vote in the Savanta ComRes poll – the same as Count Binface, formerly known as Lord Buckethead before a legal dispute forced him to change his name.

Also taking aim at Fox, Count Binface tweeted: “Foxes have been attacking bins for too long in London. Now it’s payback.”

The latest poll has sparked a lot of conversation online, with Laurence Fox, Gammons (the surname of Ukip’s candidate, Dr Peter Gammons), Ukip and Count Binface all trending on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

In particular, many have sided with Count Binface, hoping that he’ll beat Fox in the contest:

Fans of Omilana, meanwhile, described his place in the poll as “outrageous”:

With almost two weeks to go until polling day, this year’s wild London mayoral election is certainly heating up.

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