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True! Low voter turnout in Imo

CLAIM: A video shared by Facebook user @ONYII NWA IMO claimed that Imo voters have resorted to staying indoors as only a few people are at different polling units in Owerri, the state capital.  

FINDING: Tunde Ososanya, a BBC Reporter covering the election in Imo, in a telephone conversation, confirmed that the incident of low voter turnout in Owerri and other parts of Imo State is true. He noted that the low turnout might be tied to heavy security presence in the state. This was also corroborated by Mark Adebayo, spokesperson of the Coalition of Political Parties in Nigeria, in an interview with TVC news.


SOURCES: BBC Reporter Tunde Ososanya & Spokesperson of the Coalition of Political Parties in Nigeria Mark Adebayo, in an interview with TVC news. 

DATE: 11/11/2023


EDITORS: Bamas Victoria and Simbiat Bakare

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