AnambraDecides2021: Image does NOT show APC chairman collapsing after losing LG to PDPBy Niyi Oyedeji on November 7, 2021
Barely 24 hours after the Anambra state governorship election, an image is being circulated online that the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Basil Ejidike collapsed after his party suffers defeat in his local government area (LGA).
The post made by Twitter user Igweh U Achebe Esq. (@IgwehAche), which shows a man on his knees being helped into a car has garnered over 1,000 engagements.
The tweet reads; “Just In; Anambra state APC chairman, Chief Basil Ejidike collapses after losing his LGA to PDP. #AnambraDecides2021”.
The image was also shared with the same caption on blogs and Facebook.
The image shows chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state Basil Ejidike, after the party lost at his local government.
Findings by The FactCheckHub show that the claim is false, as the image has been on the internet since 2017.
It has been used to illustrate different stories and incidents.
In one instance in 2017, he was a man who pretended to have fainted after finding out the woman he assaulted is a Policeman’s wife.
In another instance in 2020, he was a man who found out his stimulus (COVID-19) cheque was going towards child support.
Furthermore, The FactCheckHub findings show that at the time the tweet was made, the the PDP was yet to win any LGA in the state.
Media reports here and here show that the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) won in all the seven LGAs released so far.
The claim that the he image shows chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state Basil Ejidike, after the party lost at his local government to the PDP is FALSE.