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Military not taking over Sierra Leone election after 24 hours

Claim: A TikTok video showing a man dressed in a military uniform warned that if there is no free and fair election in Sierra Leone, his troops will take over after 24 hours. 

FINDING: A look at the Tik Tok account (@presidentobonjo) that shared the video shows that the man in the video is a comedian who identifies as President Abundura of Laughter (lafta) Republic. A keyword search on Google also led to his Facebook account, where he identified as a comedian. He also got the election date wrong. Instead of June 24, he said June 23. 

This shows the video is a skit with no real threat. 

Screenshots of his account on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube. 


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