#2023Decides: Claim Igbo Hoisted IPOB Flag in Lagos After LP Victory, False!


Quadri Yahya 


A WhatsApp user claims supporters presumed to be Igbo hoisted the flag of the proscribed group, Indigenous People of Biafra to celebrate the victory of Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi in Lagos State poll. 


False. The flag hoisted in the clip is that of  the Labour Party — a child, mother and father — and an image of Peter Obi. 

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Nigerians are glued on the Independent National Electoral Commission’s portal to monitor the presidential election results trickling in. 

The election has been conducted in many states and candidates as well as their supporters are celebrating results declared in some states so far. 

In Lagos, Obi polled 582,664 while Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress who was a former Lagos state governor scored 541,850.

In the mood of jubilation, some supporters of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi is reportedly stormed a popular arena in Lagos State.

And a claim making the rounds on WhatsApp claims the supporters are hoisting IPOB flag to celebrate the victory. 

The IPOB is a nationalist separatist group in Nigeria that aims to restore the Republic of Biafra. 

Obi is from Anambra State, one of the states in the region IPOB is claiming to belong to Biafra. 


FactCheckElections critically watched the 34 seconds clip.

A youth mounting a platform was seen waving a flag. The location could not be traced. 

FactCheckElections observed that image of the LP logo as well as Obi’s portrait picture was visibly imprinted on the flag.

Many people who also viewed the clip confirmed that the LP logo and Obi’s  picture was on the flag.

Furthermore, the flag of the proscribed group is red, black and green in colour with a colour yellow star at the centre.


FactCheckElections can confirm that LP supporters did not hoist IPOB flag to celebrate Obi’s victory in the presidential election in Lagos State.

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