Viral image of Peter Obi with Tinubu is photoshopped

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A photo of the 2023 Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi and President-elect Bola Tinubu with speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote and the governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-olu has been circulating on social media.

The photo was posted by @donortez on Twitter with the caption

After Jumat…Meeting with zaddy from left..

Small Srulere Zaddy

BIGGER ZADDY

ZADDY OF ZADDIES.

ZAD

LAGOS ZADDY

The tweet which was posted on Friday has gained traction with over 90, 000 views, close to 700 likes and more than a hundred retweets.

READ : Photo of Obi in handshakes with Tinubu is FAKE!

It has also been circulating on WhatsApp in some closed group chats. Another tweep, @PO_GrassRootM tweeted a screenshot of one of the broadcast circulating and the viral photo with the caption

FAKE NEWS. FAKE NEWS. FAKE NEWS. 

This was cooked up in the APC WhatsApp group and pushed out on social media to deceiving Nigerians kindly disregard.

The Claim

Peter Obi visited President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

The Findings

Findings by the FactCheckHub shows that the claim is false.

A Google search conducted shows that the photo was taken during a courtesy visit to the President-elect at his private residence few days ago.

READ ALSO : Doctored image shows Peter Obi conversing with Seyi Tinubu

Legit.ng reported that  Aliko Dangote paid a courtesy visit to the President-elect which was disclosed on the official Twitter page of the President-elect on Wednesday.

Peter Obi wasn’t seen in any of the original pictures or mentioned in the caption of the photos.

Photoshopped image of Peter Obi with President-elect Bola Tinubu
Photoshopped image of Peter Obi with President-elect Bola Tinubu
A group photo from the event: Source: Twitter @PresElectNgr_
A group photo from the event: Source: Twitter @PresElectNgr_

The Verdict

The claim that Peter Obi went to visit the President-elect Bola Tinubu is false as photos from the president-elect’s Twitter page doesn’t show him among the guests.

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Seasoned fact-checker and researcher Fatimah Quadri has written numerous fact-checks, explainers, and media literacy pieces for The FactCheckHub in an effort to combat information disorder. She can be reached at sunmibola_q on X or [email protected].

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