Fake News

Fake news negatively affects a free and fair electoral process. This page provides verified information about trending news and stories around 2019 Nigeria Elections.

S/N INCIDENT SUPPORT VERDICT NOTES
1  Election was not held in the following PUs in Kaduna state. INEC did not go there at all…            001. CHIKUN L.E.A. PRY. SCH.
002. CHIKUN HAUSA L.E.A. PRY SCH.
003. KUNFARA K/G SARKI
004. KABAMA K/G SARKI
005. KAFAWO K/G SARKI
006. DAKUNU L.E.A. PRY. SCH
007. KASAYI K/G SARKI
008. KUBANI K/G SARKI
009. KATARMA I L.E.A. PRY. SCH
010. KATARMA II K/G/ MAI ANGWA
011. KUDURU K/G SARKI
012. CHAGBA K/G MAI ANGUWA
013. KUGO I L.E.A PRY. SCH
014. KUGO II L.E.A PRY .SCH
015. KOFI K/G SARKI
016. KOGOSI 530 K/G MAIANGUWA
017. MAGABA K/G MAIANGUWA
018. KATARMA III K/G MAIANGUWA L.E.A. PRY. SCH.
https://twitter.com/mydeji247/status/1099724802657583104 Partially False Elections were conducted in some PUs, but confirmations hasn’t been made on which PUs didn’t conduct the elections.
2  Rochas has declared a death sentence on the REC of IMO. He threatened that if the results is not released with his interest favored in 30 minutes the REC is a deadman https://twitter.com/PDP_2019/status/1099914424503205888 FALSE Rochas Okorocha did not place a death sentence on the REC, rather he came to the polling centre to plead with Prof. Ibeabuchi to continue the process.
3 Dr. Bukola Saraki Retains Seat. PDP: 211,591 APC: 82,642 https://twitter.com/GalacticosThe/status/1099951082921435138 FALSE Dr Bukola lost Senate seat of Kwara Central to to Dr Yahaya Oloriegbe of APC.
4  Minister of interior Dambazzau and El-rufai currently lock INEC’s Kaduna REC in the government house, mounting serious pressure on him to alter results of 8 LG PDP won landslide https://twitter.com/realKefason/status/1099766233854038022 FALSE Kemi Busari a premium times reporter confirmed this False stating  that Collation started by 8pm and by 2am when it was suspened, 13 LGAs results were already collated.
5 PDP Oyo south senatorial candidates, Kola Balogun caught with results sheets, including already thumb printed ballot papers at Lagelu Grammar School Centre. https://www.facebook.com/yoruba.ronu.334/posts/425224088215177 FALSE According to a PTCIJ observer, this is false, stating that INEC officials and corp members at the PU center attested to the falsity of the news
6   If you go to vote on Saturday check the date behind the ballot paper, if it is 23rd you can vote. But if it 16th reject it and request for another so that your vote will be counted. Please pass this info on N/A FALSE A PTCIJ observer in Kwara state confirmed that the incidenct never occurred. A police officer also refuted the claim.
7  Election turns bloody at Ajetachi polling unit, Anyigba, Kogi State. An 18 year old voter, just lost his life… https://twitter.com/dubawaNG/status/1099769282295140352 TRUE A PTCIJ observer in Kogi state confimred the news.
8  Investigative journalism carried out by some journalists revealed that some of the Fulani communities listed by El-rufai in his #kajuru66 & #kajuru130 claims don’t exist N/A UNDER INVESTIGATION Kemi Busari a premium times reporter confirmed this False stating  that Collation started by 8pm and by 2am when it was suspened, 13 LGAs results were already collated.
9  Cannanland polling unit: Winners Chapel Members betrayed Bishop Oyedepo APC 470 PDP 15. Voice of the people, voice of God. https://twitter.com/dubawaNG/status/1100021687226167297 FALSE There is no polling unit named Cannanland, neither was there any polling unit in Cannanland.
10 Lagos is on fire with PDP strongholds, Mushin, Papa Ajao and Oshodi is a no go area. N/A TRUE According to a PTCIJ observer, this is TRUE.
11 Is there anyone apart from INEC that has the power to announce the election results? N/A FALSE Only INEC has the final say on election results
12 Was a corp member killed by stray bullet in Bonny LG Rivers State? N/A FALSE REC of state confirmed that the incident couldn’t have possibly have happened.
13 Was the Yobe state Governor prevented from voting by Boko Haram? N/A NOT ENTIRELY FALSE Geidam was in Damaturu at the time of the attack and stayed there instead of  going to Bukarti where he is from to vote.
14 Did PDP win at Sanwo-Olu’s polling unit? N/A TRUE Observers at the polling unit confirmed this.
15 Did thugs invade Essien Udim, LGA, Akwa Ibom State? N/A FALSE Observers confirmed that there were challenges with regards to late arrival of materials. However, no violence reported.
16 Did Minors/Children vote in Doguwa LGA, Kano State? N/A FALSE Observers confirmed that no such thing happened in Doguwa LGA. All voters had to have a valid PVC  before they could win.
17 Did the US publish hundreds of achievemnet in support of a second term for Buhari? N/A FALSE A quick investigation by CDD proves it to be false. The official website of the US government is a guide to government and information as such it has nothing to do with matters concerning Nigeria’s government.
18 See Shameless rigging by INEC officials: thumb printing on an industrial Scale! A video to prove. https://twitter.com/farooqkperogi/status/1099995490370895872 FALSE Verification conducted on the video using youtube data viewer shows that the video first surfaced online in 2015.
19 Video of Deputy Commissioner of Police arrested by civilians for snatching collated results on the order of Gov. of Bayelsa State. https://twitter.com/IsaacOgunmoyole/status/1099926572172230656 FALSE The police spokesperson in Bayelsa confirmed this to be False, stating that the Deputy Commissioner Kola Okunola was actually harrased for not signing faking election results, not the other way round.