No! Kwankwaso Did Not Endorse Tinubu For President

Tijani Abdulkabeer 

Claim

A Twitter user, Qudus Akanbi, claims that the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso endorsed his counterpart at the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Verdict

Misleading! The NNPP presidential candidate, Kwankwaso did not endorse APC presidential candidate, Tinubu. 

Full Text

A Twitter user, Qudus Akanbi Ekeyi of Lagos. (@Qdpaper2) claimed that the presidential candidate of the NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso endorsed his counterpart at the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The post surfaced online on the 20th of February, just five days to the presidential election. 

The tweet has now garnered 266 retweets, 74 quote tweets and 1,607 likes in less than 24 hours it was posted. 

Verification

FactCheckElections could not find any news on credible mainstream media about NNPP’s Kwankwaso endorsement of APC’s Tinubu.

Further check on official Twitter handle of Kwankwaso shows that the NNPP candidate was still in the race. He recently received defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party in Kano into his party. 

Similarly, a check on the Twitter page of the NNPP revealed that the NNPP is still “prepared to take over power” in the forthcoming elections.

Also speaking on Tuesday evening on The 2023 Verdict, Channels TV’s special election programme, a chieftain of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Folasade Aliu said that Kwankwaso is not stepping down for his counterparts in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu; and in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

According to her, Kwankwaso is prepared for the task and he has been vocal in engaging Nigerians about his plans for the country if he wins the February 25 poll.

Conclusion

FactCheckElections can confirm that the NNPP presidential candidate, Kwankwaso did not endorse APC presidential candidate, Tinubu. The claim is misleading. 

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