Nigeria elections 2023

Post falsely claims Nigerian presidential candidate Peter Obi has a new running mate

Published on 08/02/2023 at 12:26

Nigeria’s Peter Obi of the Labour Party has emerged as one of the top contenders in presidential elections taking place on February 25, 2023. Social media posts claim to show a video of him announcing that he was dropping his running mate Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed in favour of Aisha Yesufu, a human rights activist and staunch Obi supporter. But the claim is false: AFP Fact Check found the video was edited to alter a speech Obi gave at a rally in Borno in northeast Nigeria.