Photo of Peter Obi giving out money to traders is NOT related to Ekiti guber poll


A Twitter user with the handle, @iamneji tweeted a photo showing Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, giving out money to people in a market with a caption linking it to the gubernatorial election in Ekiti State held on Saturday, June 18, 2022.

The caption of the tweet archived here reads: “In appreciation of our loyal supporters in #EkitiDecides2022 . Thank you.”

READ: How misinformation almost marred 2022 Ekiti governorship election


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

The tweet with the misleading caption.


A Google Reverse Image Search of the image by The FactCheckHub revealed that the photo has been online since 2017.

This Peter Obi’s picture has surfaced on several blogs and social media pages since it first appeared on the internet.

ALSO READ: Fayemi’s aide makes false claim over vote-buying in Ekiti governorship poll reported that the photo shows Obi giving out money to traders when he led the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) campaign for the Anambra State Governorship election at a market on October 18, 2017.

This photo, alongside others taken at the scene, was also published here and here.


The photo showing Peter Obi giving out money to traders has been online since 2017 and has nothing to do with the June 18 gubernatorial election in Ekiti state; thus, the claim is MISLEADING.

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Nurudeen Akewushola is a fact-checker with FactCheckHub. He has authored several fact checks which have contributed to the fight against information disorder. You can reach him via [email protected] and @NurudeenAkewus1 via Twitter.


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