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Taraba villagers did not chase out APC gubernatorial candidate
A Facebook post from Dailymail gist shows the scene of a disrupted event, claiming that locals in Kukara, Taraba had chased out the APC gubernatorial candidate at an event in the village.
The post had garnered an engagement of 319 shares as of 06:35 pm, January 31.
CrossCheck Nigeria confirms that the claim is misleading, as the picture shared in the post is an old Kogi East ADC senatorial rally that was disrupted 10 days earlier.
To check this, CrossCheck Nigeria , a collaboration of newsrooms in Nigeria which includes The ICIR, google searched some leads in the comment section of the post which led to photographs from a disrupted senatorial rally which had happened earlier.
The report published by one blog, Yes International on January 21, reveals that the picture was that of a Kogi East ADC senatorial campaign, allegedly disrupted by ‘APC thugs’.
A Facebook search for the account of the Kogi East ADC senatorial district candidate also confirms that the picture was shared by a page Dr. Victor ALEWO Adoji 2019 on January 21, at 03:58 pm.