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No, Atiku did not get 25% in all 24 states

CLAIM: A breaking news headline posted on Facebook by Page 36 News claims that the PDP’s Atiku Abubakar has become the first 2023 presidential candidate to meet the mandatory 25% requirement of votes cast in at least 24 states.

FINDING: The Facebook post made on 26 February 2023 provided no evidence. The report differs from the headline. It says Abubakar was “projected to become the first candidate to meet the mandatory 25% requirement of votes cast in at least 24 States”. However, as of 7a.m. on Monday, February 27, 2023, INEC had declared presidential election results from less than 20 states.

No, Atiku did not get 25% in all 24 states

VERDICT: INCORRECT

SOURCES: Stears, Channels TV 

DATE: 28/02/2023

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