AnambraDecides2021: Is everyone indoors in Aguleri?


ANAMBRA state holds its governorship election on Saturday, November 6, 2021. A media house tweeted that voting is not taking place in one of its towns, Aguleri as everyone is indoor.

The tweet by Sahara Reporters archived here reads, “People are refusing to vote, everybody is indoor in Aguleri area of Anambra state.”


No voting in Aguleri, as everyone is indoor.

The claim on Twitter.


Findings by the FactCheckHub show that the claim is FALSE.

Media reports indicate that the Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano and his wife were at Aguleri where they cast their votes.

The reports stated that Obiano arrived at his polling unit at around 9:28 am at Eri Primary School, Unit 004, Otuocha 1, in Aguleri where he joined the queue and eventually voted a few minutes later.

Obiano also addressed the press and spoke about voter turnout.

In addition, tweets archived here and here show that election materials arrived at some parts of Aguleri as early as 7:38am.  Subsequently, voting commenced.

Presiding Officer, Linda Akudo photographed reading out the polling procedure at Unit 004, Otuocha 1, Aguleri, Anambra East. SOURCE: ICIR/PTCIJ MiNE Project.

Furthermore, a source in Aguleri confirmed to The FactCheckHub that people were outdoor, and voting was ongoing at 10:30am on Saturday.

Contrary to the tweet posted by the media platform, voting was ongoing in Aguleri and the state governor had even voted before the tweet was sent out.

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Based on the findings, the claim that everyone in Aguleri is indoor and refusing to vote is FALSE. 

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