By Quadri Yahya
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on October 6th, 2022 shared a photo of himself reading a newspaper amidst the APC chieftain failing health speculation.
TheNation newspaper being held by the APC presidential candidate, Tinubu is from January 23, 2022.
Nigerians are speculating that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is experiencing failing health.
On October 2, the former Lagos State governor, Tinubu shared a video of himself on an electric machine cycling — to counter the rumour about his death and prove his health status.
Many have said I have died; others claim I have withdrawn from the presidential campaign.
— Bola Ahmed Tinubu (@officialABAT) October 2, 2022
The video, however, was fact-checked to be an old video which has been on the internet since September 22, 2013.
Media reports show that Tinubu returned to Nigeria on Thursday evening of October 6, 2022 after spending some time abroad.
On the eve of Thursday, on his verified Twitter handle, Tinubu shared a photo of himself reading a The Nation newspaper.
— Bola Ahmed Tinubu (@officialABAT) October 6, 2022
The banner headline of the newspaper reads:
2023 Presidency: PDP governors close ranks, move to corner ticket
Reactions has trailed the APC flagbearer’s post, which has since garnered over 3.5k retweets and 22.6k likes.
But, is the picture also an old picture or a new one?
FactCheckElections search for the headline news on The Nation newspaper.
Findings show that the front-page headline: “2023 Presidency: PDP governors close ranks, move to corner ticket” visible on the newspaper being held by Tinubu is from a news report published on the website of The Nation on January 23, 2022.
The photo recently shared by the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu shows a January 23, 2023 newspaper.