Did Ghana President Ask Tinubu To Give Peter Obi a Chance?

By Quadri Yahya

Claim

A Facebook user, Boniface Danjuma claims that Ghana President, Nana Akufo-Addo writes Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress to give a chance to Peter Obi, the Labour Party flag bearer based on the former’s health status.

Verdict

False, President Nana Akufo-Addo did not write Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the APC to give a chance to Peter Obi.

Full Text

On 7th of August, 2022, a Facebook user, Boniface Danjuma posted that the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo wrote to Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress to give a chance to Peter Obi, the Labour Party flag bearer.

The user further wrote that the Ghana President said Tinubu should take care of his health.

“Give Peter Obi a chance and seek treatment for your health – Ghana president write to Tinubu” – the post reads. 

Since surfacing online, the post has garnered 13 likes, 3 comments and 4 shares.

Since joining the presidential race, the APC flag bearer has been widely criticized for his health status and his capacity to lead the country.

Bola Tinubu (APC) and Peter Obi (LP) among others are major contenders for presidency in the forthcoming 2023 election.

It is important to fact check this claim because of its potency to influence the decision of the masses.

Verification

A keyword search showed no news report of this claim either by local or international media.

FactCheckElection observed that the Ghana President has debunked the claim on his verified Twitter handle.

The statement reads:

“My attention has been drawn to a disturbing post making the rounds on social media, where it is alleged I have written to the 2023 presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to “give Peter Obi a chance and seek treatment for his health”.

“This is completely false and mischievous, with no iota of truth whatsoever in it.

“I have written no such letter to the APC leader, and it will not occur to me to do so. Ghana and Nigeria boast of decades of cordial, strong and brotherly relations, and I am not going to be the one to interfere in the internal affairs and politics of Nigeria.”

Conclusion

The claim that the the Ghana President, Nana Akufo-Addo wrote to Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the APC to give a chance to Peter Obi, his counterpart in the LP is false.‌

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