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Kamara yet to be announced as winner; viral results date back to 2018

CLAIM: An image containing alleged results of the Sierra Leone election 2023 has gone viral on social media, with a Twitter user congratulating the All Peoples Congress Presidential candidate, Dr Samura Kamara, for winning the elections. The viral results contained election figures from Kenema, Kambia, and Karene districts. 


DUBAWA checked ECSL’s website to verify the photo and claim, showing that all the results were from 2018.

Screenshot from ECSL website 

Wayback Machine also shows that the 2018 electoral commission results are an exact copy of what is being shared currently. 

VERDICT: FALSE; the viral photo is not the 2023 election result. It is the 2018 runoff results.

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