A Twitter user, Chief Ikukuoma @IkukuomaC claimed that Hon. Chinasa Anthony ‘Abiola’, the lawmaker-elect for Umuahia Central Constituency from Labour Party is a Yoruba man.
Hon. Chinasa Abiola of the Labour Party a Yoruba man has been elected to represent Umuahia Central Constituency at the Abia State House of Assembly… You can see how the Igbos are rejoicing and hugging him… pic.twitter.com/vZWDHWINYB
— Chief Ikukuoma (@IkukuomaC) March 19, 2023
A Google search led us to an interview granted exclusively to TVC News by the candidate. In the video, Anthony Chinasa was seen denying the ‘Abiola’ name.
According to him, he doesn’t have a Yoruba name and he is not a Yoruba man as he is just a full fledged Igbo man from Ibeku. He also blamed his opponent for the attachment of Abiola to his name adding that he ended up enjoying it because it’s also making way for Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the LP governorship candidate in Lagos.
FactCheckElections can conclude that the claim is false. Anthony Chinasa denied the Yoruba name.