Ahead of the March 18 guber poll across 28 states of the federation, an image has been making the rounds alongside claims that it shows the deputy governorship candidate of the Labour party, Princess Islamiyat Oyefusi.
The picture, which shows a lady smoking at an event has been shared across social media with various claims, all pointing out that she is the running mate to Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (GRV) of the Labour Party.
Claim: Does this viral image show Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour’s running mate?
CDD Election War Room carried out some analysis of the said pictures using some reverse image tools and found that this image was first posted on 10 March 2023 by an account on Twitter with the caption “Next generation mothers”.
The account made a follow-up post where it said the photo was of a lady in South Africa and not the running mate to the LP candidate in Lagos.
Islamiyat Oyefusi, GRV’s running mate, also posted on her Twitter page to debunk the post.
Here is a video of Oyefusi, and she does not have the same facial features as the lady in the viral image.
The claim is false; the lady in the viral image is said to be a South African, she is not the deputy governorship candidate for the Labour party.