Twitter User Shared 2019 Picture of Abiodun and Adebutu To Claim PDP Won 2023 Election In Ogun 

Quadri Yahya 

Claim

A Twitter user, Immanuel Afolabi (@TopographerT) claims Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun meets with Ladi Adebutu to congratulate him (Adebutu) on his victory in the 2023 election.

Verdict

False. Picture of Abiodun meeting Adebutu is from 2019 when Abiodun won his first term bid.

Full Text

A Twitter user, Immanuel Afolabi (TopographerT) claims the incumbent governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun meets with Ladi Adebutu to congratulate him (Adebutu) on his victory in the 2023 election.

Happening Now!!! 

@dabiodunMFR meets with @ladiadebutu at Kensington villa, to congratulate the governor-elect. … in his words, “we are still brothers, I did my part, it’s time for yours and I’ll support you” #ogundecides2023 #iturade2023

Abiodun is seeking reelection to govern the Gateway state for another four years under the platform of the All  Progressives Congress.

Adebutu, on the other hand, is contesting to unseat APC’s Abiodun under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The duo contested for the governorship position in 2019, but Abiodun won the election.

Again in the ongoing 2023 election, PDP Adebutu is going up against the incumbent, Abiodun. 

The Twitter user made the post while  election result collation continues (on Sunday) from across local government areas in the state, after the election conducted on Saturday, March 18th, 2023. 

The tweet has garnered 74 reactions with over 4k impressions. 

Verification

When FactCheckElections subjected the image to Google Reverse Image search , the image verification tool showed news articles  from 2019 where the same picture had been posted online.

The news headline reads; Ogun Gov-elect Dapo Abiodun visits Adebutus

The governor-elect, Abiodun also tweeted a collage of pictures (including the one in the claim) on March 18th, 2019. 

The incumbent governor captioned the pictures thus: In a joyful mood with Sir Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu and Hon. Oladipupo Olatunde Adebutu.

Extra Facts 

The last result statistics (11:45:40 AM)  checked on the Result Viewing Portal of the Independent National Electoral Commission, showed that 97.24% of results have been uploaded about the ongoing gubernatorial election in Ogun state.

 

Screenshot of Ogun state governorship election update (on IREV)  11:45:40 AM

FactCheckElections can confirm that INEC is yet to announce the final result. 

Conclusion

The incumbent governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun (APC)  is not meeting with Ladi Adebutu (PDP) to congratulate Adebutu on victory in the 2023 election.

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