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Assertions about Joseph Boakai’s resignation, false

Claim: A viral claim on Facebook says the Unity Party Presidential candidate, Joseph Boakai resigned from Liberian politics following the 2023 preliminary elections results. According to the report, Mr Boakai granted an interview to the BBC and the VOA during which he announced his resignation.

The screenshot of the claim.

Verdict: False


DUBAWA contacted Moses Garzewu of the BBC and the VOA correspondents in Liberia, Dennise Nimpsion and Rita Jlogbe Doue for confirmation. But they all denied knowledge of the said interview. 

DUBAWA then contacted the Secretary General of the Unity Party, Amos Tweh via WhatsApp, who described the claim as “nonsense”. He was optimistic about the party’s chances in the election.  

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