AnambraDecides2021: Were APGA officials recorded thumbprinting in viral video?By Olugbenga ADANIKIN on November 6, 2021
A viral post accusing the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) of electoral malpractices in the November 6, Anambra governorship election has emerged on the internet.
The 30 seconds footage shows four people, three of them spotting reflective jackets similar to the ones worn by election officials thumbprinting what appears to be ballot papers.
The Facebook post by Jacob Iliya reads “The looting of votes ongoing in Anambra State by APGA. Come and see APGA breaking records.”
The video depicts APGA officials thumb-printing multiple ballots papers at the November 6 Anambra poll.
Findings by the FactCheckHub show that the claim is false, as the video has been in circulation months before the Anambra election.
The FactCheckHub traced the video to a Facebook post made in April 2021 by Ekens Foundation International which captioned it with “Nigerian credible election: How would the 2023 general election be in Nigeria.”
Therefore, the video could not have been from the November 6 election as stated.
The claim that the video depicts APGA officials thumbprinting multiple ballots papers at the November 6 Anambra poll is FALSE.