Video does not show Soludo blasting Anambra commissioner

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AN X user, @Instablog9ja, has posted a video showing the governor of Anambra State, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, chiding a state official over a substandard road project during a site inspection in the state.

The @Instablog9ja, on March 11, 2024 claimed that the video shows the governor blasting the state’s Commissioner of Works over discrepancies observed in the road project. 

The post read:

“You’re incomp£tent,” Anambra Gov. Soludo bl@sts his commissioner of works, Ifeanyi Okoma, during a recent road inspection.”

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The claim has garnered more than 800,000 views, over 1,000 reposts, more than 6000 likes plus over 600 comments as of March 12, 2024. 

The video was also shared with the same caption on LindaIkeji’s blog.

 

CLAIM 

Video shows Soludo blasting Anambra State’s Commissioner for Works.

 

THE FINDINGS

Findings by FactCheckHub show that the claim is MISLEADING.

Screenshot of the viral post on X shared by @Instablog9ja.
Screenshot of the viral post on X shared by @Instablog9ja.

When The FactCheckHub examined the face of the man in the video, the checks show that the man is not Ifeanyi Okoma, the Anambra State’s Commissioner for Works. 

Further checks revealed that the man Soludo was addressing in the video is the chairman of Ogbaru Local Government Area, Paschal Aniegbunam. 

Chairman of Ogbaru Local Government, Paschal Aniegbunam. / Source: Facebook.

In the video, Soludo, who was inspecting Relief Market- Obodo-Ukwu Road in Okpoko within the council area criticized the chairperson over his failure to ensure the construction of a walkway on the ongoing road project in the area.

In the footage, Soludo alleged that the chairperson made no efforts to construct a pedestrian walkway along the road, among other inadequacies observed on the project. 

 

THE VERDICT

The claim that the video shows Soludo blasting Anambra State’s Commissioner for Works is MISLEADING, as the man being addressed in the video is Paschal Aniegbunam, the chairman of Ogbaru LGA in the state.

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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