Tribunal Has Finally Declared Peter Obi Winner of 2023 Election? Fact Emerges
Nigeria’s third-placed presidential candidate, Peter Obi, strongly rejected the election results and, since May, has been contesting them in court
On March 1, the electoral commission, INEC, declared Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the country’s ruling party, APC, as the winner of the February presidential election
While Tinubu has since resumed office, there have been persistent claims about his ineligibility because he didn’t score 25% votes in Abuja
FCT, Abuja – A July 18 post on Facebook claims that the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) had declared Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), the winner of the 2023 election.
The poster claimed the court took the decision because Obi met the 25% threshold in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Election tribunal has not declared Obi winner of 2023 election
The video accompanying the post appears to show the owner of the Facebook page attributing the claim to “Arise TV news”.
The clip has garnered over one million views and has been shared 10,000+ times.
The same claim was reposted on Facebook here and here.
But a fact-checking platform, Africa Check, scrutinised the claim and found it to be false.
Africa Check said the claim is untrue because no credible media outfit published or broadcast the ‘news’.