Claim: A Facebook user asserts that the former governor Godswill Akpabio has stepped down for his opponent Emmanuel Enoidem.
Verdict: FALSE. Our findings and Mr Akpabio’s campaign council disclaimer show the claim is false.
A Facebook user claims the senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Party (APC) in Ikot Ekpene District, Godswill Akpabio, has stepped down for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Emmnuel Enoidem.
This post was met with mixed reactions from both parties involved. While some congratulated the PDP candidate, others asked them to discredit the information.
The Directorate of Media and Publicity for the campaign council of Akapbio shared a disclaimer when DUBAWA reached out to them.
The statement indicates their candidate is still in the race and would not step down for anyone. They added that massive turnout for their candidates during the campaigns motivated them to continue the race and advised their supporters to ignore the insidious message.
Our findings and a disclaimer by Mr Akpabio’s campaign council reveal the claim is false.