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FALSE! Obasanjo did not storm INEC collation centre in Abuja

CLAIM: Viral WhatsApp message and Igbo Times Magazine on Facebook claim former President Olusegun Obasanjo stormed INEC’s collation centre in Abuja with election results from the 36 states in Nigeria. 

FINDING: A Premium Times reporter at the collation centre, Qosim Suleiman, noted that the former president was not there.  He also shared picture evidence of what the collation centre looks like currently, revealing those present. 

A reverse image search also showed one of the images shared via Twitter was from a meeting between Atiku and Obasanjo reported by Channels Television. The collation of results is still ongoing.


SOURCE: Premium Times reporter and Reverse image search

DATE: 26/02/2023

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