Adamu Garba, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has claimed that there was no violence during the 2023 governorship and house of assembly elections in Lagos state.
Garba made the statement in a tweet posted on the election day, Saturday, March 18, 2023.
“I’m currently in Lagos & I can tell you that there is no any violence as the online mercenaries want you to believe. It was part of their plot to create chaos, but Lagosians said NO. That is why they take to online space to project what’s not happening on the ground. Ignore them!,” Garba tweeted.
The tweet has since garnered over 424,000 views, 502 retweets, 760 quotes, and 2,460 likes as of when it was retrieved from the microblogging platform.
Claim: There was no violence during the 2023 guber polls in Lagos state.
The CDD Election War Room checked and found that the claim is false.
Multiple media outlets reported incidents of violence observed during the voting exercise in several polling units across Lagos state.
Arise News earlier reported during live coverage of the 2023 guber polls that suspected hoodlums attacked INEC officials and disrupted the voting exercise at Waheed Akanni street, Isolo area of Lagos.
Daily Post also reported that suspected thugs snatched ballot boxes at PU 075 in Iyana-Isashi area of Lagos.
Channels Television also reported that suspected thugs disrupted the voting exercise at a polling unit in Ago Palace area of Lagos.
Some hoodlums also invaded polling units in Jagun area of Lagos, where they smashed bottles on a voter’s head, as reported by the Vanguard Newspaper.
The CDD Election War Room found the claim by Adamu Garba that there was no violence during the 2023 guber elections in Lagos state to be false; Multiple credible reports have shown that there were several instances of violence across the state.
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