A spokesman for Nigeria’s ruling party falsely claims state elected first female governor

Published on 23/03/2023 at 09:13

A day after Nigeria held gubernatorial elections on March 19, 2023, a spokesman for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) announced that the party’s governorship candidate in Adamawa state had become the country’s first elected female governor. But the claim is false: the electoral commission declared the results in Adamawa inconclusive on March 21, 2023 and ordered fresh ballots at several polling stations in the state. The date is yet to be confirmed.