Old picture of 2019 campaign resurfaces online as Buhari visits BornoBy Niyi Oyedeji on June 20, 2021
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, June 17, 2021 visited Borno State on a one-day working visit. Although the president was greeted by a crowd the venue, however, an old, unrelated picture has been shared online to depict the president visit to the state.
Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Drainage & Water Resources Joe Igbokwe on Thursday, took to his Facebook page to share five pictures, saying they all emanated from the president’s visit to Borno.
“No He is not campaigning, he is just on an official visit. No Nigerian leader alive can attract people in a way he does. Only PMB can do this,” his post read.
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The picture of crowd in an open space is of Buhari’s visit to Borno state in June 2021.
Checks by The FactCheckHub show that one of the pictures emanated from the President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign visit to Jos, Plateau State in 2019.
Google Reverse Image search revealed that the picture was from Buhari’s campaign visit to Borno State on January 19, 2019 as reported here.
This is not the first time Igbokwe will be passing an old photo as new. Earlier in June he shared photos from 2019 as an event that happened in 2021 in relation to the greenfield students abduction. This was debunked.
The picture of the crowd in an open space is not of Buhari’s recent visit to Borno but of his 2019 campaign visit to Jos, thereby making the claim MISLEADING.
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