Presidential Election

#FactCheck: Did Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara Dump Bread On a Bare Floor For People?

By Mustapha Lawal Claim A verified X (formerly Twitter) user with the handle (@Austinokai) Identified as a PDP House Of Representative Candidate For Dekina/Bassa Federal Constituency of Kogi state claimed that Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara dumped bread on a bare floor for people to scramble for it as if they were dogs.  The tweet …

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DR Congo’s General Election: Partial Results Released Amidst Allegations of Fraud and Irregularities 

By Oluwaseye Ogunsanya The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) held its general elections on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, for the president of the Republic and national and provincial assembly and municipal positions. According to the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), this year’s election is the first since the 2018 elections when former President …

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FactCheck: Did PEPC Order APM, PDP and LP To Pay For Filing ‘Frivolous’ Petitions?

Oluwaseye Ogunsanya  Claim  A user Ayekooto @DeeOneAyekooto made a post on X (formerly Twitter) claiming that the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) awarded cost in millions of Naira to the petitioners (APM, PDP and LP) for filing frivolous election.  Verdict False.  Full Text  A user Ayekooto @DeeOneAyekooto made a post on X (formerly Twitter) claiming …

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Feature: Rundown of FactCheckElections PEPT Reports

Oluwaseye Ogunsanya  In just a matter of hours from now, the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), sitting in Abuja will deliver judgment on petitions seeking to nullify President Bola Tinubu’s election. This development gave many Nigerians especially keen observers a breather after many days of waiting and expecting.  Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commision …

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Updated: PEPT has Chosen September 6th as the Day To Deliver Judgment

Oluwaseye Ogunsanya  Note: this check has been updated from the earlier published  Update: PEPT Fixes September 6 To Deliver Verdict The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPT) will deliver judgement on the petitions challenging the election of Bola Tinubu on Wednesday, September 6th 2023.  This disclosure was made known by the Court of Appeal Registrar Umar …

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FactCheck: Has PEPT Chosen September 16 as the Day To Deliver Judgment? 

Oluwaseye Ogunsanya  Claim Several users have made a claim on X (formerly Twitter) that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Judges have set aside September 16 2023 as the day to deliver judgment in the petitions filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Mr. …

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Explainer: What You Should Know About the Presidential Election Petition 

Oluwaseye Ogunsanya  The 2023 general elections may have come and gone but it is not without controversies surrounding its conduct. Indeed many Nigerians looked forward to the polls with a lot of enthusiasm and a particular interest in the presidential election for many reasons, the obvious one being that it offered them a golden opportunity …

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FactCheckElections: Top Political Events Of The Week

Oluwaseye Ogunsanya  The political space got engrossed in post election litigations this week as the presidential election petition tribunal sat to hear suits brought to it by aggrieved parties from the just concluded 25th February presidential election.  Recall that on March 1, INEC had declared APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu as the president-elect and in …

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Has Rivers State Given PDP The Highest Votes Since 1999?

By Oluwaseye Ogunsanya Claim Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, claimed that his state has given the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the highest votes since 1999. Verdict Almost TRUE, of all the six presidential elections conducted in this fourth republic by INEC, Rivers state has given PDP its highest votes in just 4 elections – 1999, …

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