Home Fact Check FACT CHECK: Was Labour Party agent assaulted at Imo collation centre for complaining about irregularities?
FACT CHECK: Was Labour Party agent assaulted at Imo collation centre for complaining about irregularities?

A video of the Labour Party (LP) representative being beaten up at the Imo state collation centre has been trending.

The video accompanies narratives that the representative was beaten for speaking against the electoral process.

CDD fact checked this claim to determine it’s veracity.

Claim: Labour Party Rep. beaten at the Imo collation centre in Imo?

Verification

The CDD War Room traced the video to a broadcast from Channels Television. In the video, the representative of the Party, along with others, was seen challenging the electoral process and insisting that elections did not take place in Orsu Local Government Area (LGA) in Imo West. 

Following the challenge by the LP representative and others to the electoral process in Orsu LGA of Imo West, the situation escalated, leading to the beating of the party representative. Some individuals present attempted to remove him from the center amid the tense circumstances.

The incident was also reported by other media organisations such as TVC, Leadership and Vanguard amongst others. 

Verdict: True

The CDD War Room can confirm through various media reports that a Labour Party representative was beaten up and bundled out of the collation centre in Imo state. He was attacked while he stood up to express his grievance against the ongoing collation exercise.

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