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The Fact Checker – Five Claims Involving  Atiku Abubakar

A weekly newsletter that takes a closer look at the significance of truth and falsehood in today’s news stories.

  1. Ihedioha As Atiku’s Running Mate

Following the emergence of Atiku as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, the former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, trended on Twitter with claims that he had been selected as the running mate of Mr Abubakar. However, at the time this claim was circulating, Mr Abubakar was yet to pick a running mate. Hence, the rumour was FALSE! Read the factcheck here.

  1. Atiku Standing In As Groom’s Father At Buhari Son’s Wedding

Some Facebook users have circulated the image of Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and that of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf Buhari, during his wedding, with messages indicating that the former Vice President stood in as the father of the groom during the wedding. This is not true, as findings show that Buhari’s nephew, Maman Daura, did that instead. Read our factcheck here.

  1. Atiku As Owner Of Dubai Skyscraper

Recently, a video was circulated on social media alleging that a building located in the United Arab Emirates belongs to Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate. This is false. DUBAWA’s findings revealed that the building belongs to Tiger Group, a UAE-based real estate development firm. It has nothing to do with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate. Read here.

  1. Atiku Abubakar’s N10,150 Support Fund

A viral WhatsApp message urged Nigerians to apply for the  N10,150 support fund courtesy of the former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar. Beware, this message is Misleading! Dubawa checked and found that the viral WhatsApp message is clickbait and fraudulent. Read DUBAWA’s full findings here.

  1. Atiku Abubakar And The Ghanian Fire Festival

Recently, some social media users circulated a TikTok video suggesting that the youth of Adamawa State are out to show their support for the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. This is not true, DUBAWA discovered that the video was taken during Bugum Chugu, a fire festival that takes place in Ghana. It is neither related to Nigeria, nor has anything to do with the PDP presidential candidate. Read here.

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