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INEC did not extend elections in 16 states

CLAIM: WhatsApp and Twitter users claims that INEC has extended elections in 16 states.

FINDING: Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, clarified that the news is not from the commission. Additionally, INEC’s national Chairman on voter’s education, Festus Okoye, debunked the report as fake. He stated that “INEC did not extend the voting period in 16 States. The narrative is fake, and the public should disregard it entirely.”

INEC did not extend elections in 16 states

VERDICT: INCORRECT

SOURCE: INEC 

DATE: 26/02/2023

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