LIVE FACT-CHECK: Ekiti Governorship Election 2022

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Here are quick fact-checks on the 2022 Ekiti State Governorship Election filed by our reporters:

MISLEADING: Image of Peter Obi sharing money NOT related to Ekiti poll

CLAIM: That Peter Obi shared money ‘in appreciation of our loyal supporters in #EkitiDecides2022’.

VERDICT: A Google Reverse Image Search of the image revealed that the photo has been online since 2017. It has been published by several news blogs including Legit.ng and The Herald. Thus, the claim is MISLEADING.

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The tweet with the misleading caption.

FALSE: Claim that nothing like vote-buying in Ekiti election

CLAIM: The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Kayode Fayemi on Public-Private Partnerships, Bunmi Bello, said that there was nothing like vote-buying in the 2022 Ekiti state governorship election.

VERDICT: Agents of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state were seen inducing voters with cash and online transfer in Oye-Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti and Emure LGA, The ICIR reported.

Also, media observers from different local governments in the state decried the alarming rate of vote-buying during the state’s governorship election. Thus, the claim is FALSE.

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FALSE: ADP candidate did NOT step down for Segun Oni

CLAIM: Kemi Elebute has stepped down for the SDP candidate and directed her followers to vote Segun Oni.

VERDICT: Kemi Elebute-Halle has debunked the claim via her Twitter handle. Also, a media report published by The Cable shows that she cast her vote in Ekiti earlier today. Thus, the claim is FALSE.

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The false claim circulated on Facebook.

FALSE: Segun Oni did NOT withdraw from Ekiti governorship poll

CLAIM: “Segun Oni withdraws from Ekiti governorship race, declares support for PDP candidate, Bisi Kolawole”.

VERDICT: Media reports from The Cable, Daily Trust and The Sun have debunked the claim; thus, the claim is FALSE.

Read the full report here.

This false claim circulated on Twitter early Saturday.

 

 

 

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Opeyemi Kehinde is a Professional Fact-Checker, Multimedia Journalist, and Editor of the FactCheckHub.

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