A Nigerian politician, who made a claim on Twitter verification, Obinna Nwosu, has questioned DUBAWA’s fact-check, although without substance.
Mr Nwosu, who is aspiring to become Abia State governor, had claimed that he was the first politician in Abia State to be verified on Twitter. In February 2022, Mr Nwosu made this claim while celebrating the receipt of his blue badge.
A fact-check by DUBAWA, however, showed that Mr Nwosu is not the first Abia State politician to be verified on Twitter. Mao Ohabunwa, a senator at the 8th assembly had his account verified in 2017.
However, Mr Nwosu, replied to this tweet, stating that not enough evidence was provided by the fact-checker.
“Adequate proof was not provided by Lois” he commented.
Mr Busari responded with the screenshot of DUBAWA’s finding, using the wayback machine and asked if this screenshot was evidence enough or not. But Mr Nwosu has yet to respond.
The writer of the check, Lois Ugbede, said she expected more from someone who is seeking to represent his people in the Federal House of Representatives.
“It is surprising that even with the glaring evidence Mr Nwosu just wants to be right,” she said.