President Nana Akufo-AddoBy Ibukun EmiolaCLAIM: A tweet that circulated on twitter handle @NAAkufoAddo on Aug. 9, 2022 claimed that the Ghanaian President, Akufo Dankwa Addo, asked Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to give Peter Obi, a Presidential candidate of the Labour Party ‘a chance and seek treatment for his health’. VERIFICATION: The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) found out that the twitter handle @NAAkufoAddo that circulated the message doesn’t exist on twitter or has been pulled down. Also, a search on wayback machine and archive-it.org showed that the tweet was not captured. This is a case of impersonation as the perpetrator used a similar twitter account @NAAkufoAddo that almost resembled that of the Ghanaian President which is @NAkufoAddoHowever, the Ghanaian President on his verified twitter handle @NAKufoAddo said the information was “false and mischievous with no iota of truth whatsoever in it”. VERDICT: NAN has found that the claim being circulated on twitter is FALSE.
Source: The Guardian August 15, 2022 19:22 UTC