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FACT CHECK: Are thugs disrupting elections In Kolokuma/Opukuma, Bayelsa?

FACT CHECK: Are thugs disrupting elections In Kolokuma/Opukuma, Bayelsa?

Numerous facebook users have claimed that thugs associated with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were preventing supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from voting. According to the post, these thugs prevented the opposition party by intimidating them with guns and violence.  Claim: Thugs hired by PDP are chasing APC not to vote in Kolokuma/Opukuma...

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FACT CHECK: Did Gunmen disrupt electoral process in Southern Ijaw and Sagbama LGA, Bayelsa?

FACT CHECK: Did Gunmen disrupt electoral process in Southern Ijaw and Sagbama LGA, Bayelsa?

Reports making round on social media suggests that electoral process in Southern Ijaw and Sagbama LGA were disrupted by gunmen in Bayelsa state. According to the reports, the thugs first struck at Agorogbene units 6, 7, and 8 in Ward 11 of Southern Ijaw, leading to the destruction of election materials.  The armed group according...

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FACT CHECK: Does viral video show arrest of LGA chairman over posession of ammunition and cash in Kogi state?

FACT CHECK: Does viral video show arrest of LGA chairman over posession of ammunition and cash in Kogi state?

Amid the ongoing off-cycle governorship election in Kogi state, a video clip is making the rounds on social media with the claim that a local government chairman was arrested along with other suspects with ammunition and cash in the state. An X user posted the video alongside the caption, “Breaking news ; Yahaya Bello of...

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FACT CHECK: Does video show INEC officials with already filled result sheets in Imo state?

FACT CHECK: Does video show INEC officials with already filled result sheets in Imo state?

A video is circulating online with the claim that officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were caught with already filled result sheets in the ongoing 2023 off-cycle governorship election in Imo state. The video, posted by a verified X user, Somto Okonkwo, had garnered over 13,000 views, 282 retweets, and 175 likes, as...

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FACT CHECK: Did thugs shoot younger brother of APC’s chieftain in Famgbe community, Bayelsa?

FACT CHECK: Did thugs shoot younger brother of APC’s chieftain in Famgbe community, Bayelsa?

A Facebook post is circulating with the claim that thugs shot Ovie Ogbara, who is said to be the younger brother of Benjamin Ogbara, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Famgbe community, Bayelsa state. The claim is circulating few hours after the off-cycle governorship election commenced in Bayelsa state.   Claim: Thugs shot the...

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FACT CHECK: Is Naval Commander, Charles Akalieze being detained over alleged genocide in Kogi?

FACT CHECK: Is Naval Commander, Charles Akalieze being detained over alleged genocide in Kogi?

A news report being circulated online claims that Charles Akalieze, a commander of the Nigerian Navy in Kogi state, has been detained at the Defence Headquarters for genocide. The news, retrieved from WhatsApp and archived here, was published by a blog named PointBlankInsight on November 9, 2023. The headline of the news reads, “Breaking News:...

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FACT SHIELD: Would INEC Transmit Results Electronically?

FACT SHIELD: Would INEC Transmit Results Electronically?

There have been various online speculations and insinuations regarding the method of election result transmission. One such claim suggests that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) might not transmit election results electronically. How true is this claim? CDD War Room gives details of Nigeria’s electoral process and method of election results transmission as well as...

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FACT CHECK: How true is the viral letter purportedly from the Forum of Igala Journalists over Kogi guber poll?

FACT CHECK: How true is the viral letter purportedly from the Forum of Igala Journalists over Kogi guber poll?

A press statement criticising Shuaibu Audu, minister of steel development, over the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign in Kogi State is circulating on social media. The press statement, which was retrieved from WhatsApp, was purportedly issued by the Forum of Igala Journalists (FORIJA). It was signed by the secretary general of the forum, Omonu Nelson,...

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FACT SHIELD: All to know about INEC logistics plans for the November 11 Kogi state governorship poll

FACT SHIELD: All to know about INEC logistics plans for the November 11 Kogi state governorship poll

Ahead of the off-cycle elections scheduled for November 11, 2023, in Kogi state, there have been unverified narratives circulating over the logistics plans of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). These controversies include rumours circulating on social media with speculations that election materials will not be deployed to some polling units with the intent to...