Claim: The Former Deputy Information Minister for Press and Public Affairs, Eugene L Fahngon, alleges on his Facebook page that representative-elect Gedeh County, Erol Madison Gwion, and Alfred Dunner of (NEC) are dead. He also blames the CDC for the deaths and describes the party as a cult.
Verdict: FALSE! Erol Madison Gwion is not dead. When DUBAWA contacted the claimant for evidence, he sought refuge using the word ‘unconfirmed’ but had no evidence to substantiate his claim. The Chief of Staff to Erol has also dismissed the claim.
To start with, it is important to state that DUBAWA cannot substantiate the claim that CDC is a cult. The researcher, therefore, decided to only investigate if the two persons cited in the claim were indeed dead.
DUBAWA contacted Eugene Fahngon via a messenger call for him to substantiate the claim. He did not have any evidence. He stated: “my first post is my post, the second post was sarcasm.” When pushed to clarify that comment, Mr Fahngnon sought refuge in his use of the word “unconfirmed.”
DUBAWA then contacted Justice Randall Clarke, who is the Chief of Staff to Erol Madison, for confirmation. He said: “It’s no secret that honourable Gwion is not well, but he’s not bedridden. All Eugene Fahngon did was purely diabolical; they want to dilute Grand Gedeans enthusiasm so that they can limit their going to vote tomorrow.”
Clarke further clarified the allegation in a live Facebook podcast. In his broadcast, he stated that Erol Madison Gwion is alive, not dead.
The alleged death of Erol Madison Gwion was also debunked in a press statement released by the House of Representatives, “we categorically refute these baseless rumours and wish to clarify unequivocally that Hon. Gwion is very much alive.”
We could not verify the alleged death of Alfred Dunner, who served as acting NEC Magistrate in Grand Gedeh up to May 2022, because the claimant said it was just a piece of “sarcasm”.