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EkitiDecides: How BVAS Will Transmit Election Results

The Independent National Electoral Commission has explained how the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) will transmit results in the ongoing governorship election in Ekiti State. Prof. Sam Egwu, Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in Niger State who also doubles as INEC’s Supervisory Officer for the Ekiti gubernatorial election stated this in an interview on Saturday …

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Sleeping With Cap, Scarf, Does Not Cause Brain Stroke.

Claim: A picture has been going viral on different social media platforms espousing that sleeping with cap, scarf or socks can cause brain stroke and the image was attached with the logo of the World Health Organization (WHO) in a bid to show that the international organization endorsed it. Verdict: False Background: In an article …

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CDD ELECTION ANALYSIS CENTRE (EAC) POST-ELECTION STATEMENT ON EKITI STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION HELD ON 18 JUNE, 2022

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The first of two off-cycle governorship elections was conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti State, on June 18, 2022. The election is the seventh in the state since the return of the current democratic dispensation in 1999. Following a 2010 Court of Appeal verdict, which removed then Governor Segun Oni, and …

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FACT CHECK: Were Ballot Box Snatchers apprehended by men of the Nigerian army in Moba LGA?

Verdict: False Claim: A post was spotted trending on Twitter and Facebook with the claim that some ballot box snatchers have been apprehended by the Nigerian Army at Moba Ward 1, Unit 4. Verification Process: According to the claim, two men were arrested in Ise-Ọrùn, Ekiti State for allegedly disrupting elections in one of the …

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CDD ELECTION ANALYSIS CENTRE (EAC) PRELIMINARY STATEMENT ON THE CONDUCT OF JUNE 18, 2022 EKITI STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION

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With voting in the June 18, 2022 Ekiti State Governorship election already underway acrossthe 16 Local Government Areas of the State, the Centre for Democracy and Development(CDD) through its Election Analysis Centre (EAC) has been closely observing the election.CDD-EAC deployed 205 trained and accredited observers who are currently collecting dataon key processes in the election. …

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FACT CHECK: Was a voter caught and cautioned by security agents for snapping his ballot paper?

Verdict: True Claim: An image making the rounds on social media claims that a voter was caught by a security agent while snapping his ballot papers for Party Agents in Ola Oluwa Grammar School Ado LGA Ekiti. Verification Process: The observer deployed by CDD to the polling unit observed voters with picture evidence showing their …

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FACT CHECK: Were voters seen showing ballot papers to party agents at polling units?

Verdict: True Claim: A viral image on social media claims that voters showed their ballot papers to Party Agents in Ayetoro Oponu, Ido-Osi LGA Ekiti in a bid to get paid for selling their votes. Verification Process: The observer deployed by CDD to the polling unit observed voters with picture evidence showing their already filled …

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FACT CHECK: Was a Party Affiliate Arrested By EFCC Operatives Over Alleged Vote-Buying at a Polling Unit In Ola Oluwa Grammar School, Ado Ekiti?

Verdict: True Claim: A picture was spotted by CDD fact-checkers posted by @DejiAdesogan on Twitter with a write-up stating that EFCC operatives arrested a party affiliate over alleged vote-buying at a polling unit in Ola Oluwa Grammar School, Ado Ekiti. Verification Process: CDD fact-checkers noted that the post was made on June 18, 2022, at …

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FACT CHECK: Was a wrong sticker used for the governorship ballot box in Ekiti Governorship Election?

Verdict: True Claim: A picture spotted online shows that a senatorial sticker was used to label a governorship ballot box in Ijero Local Government for the Ekiti Governorship election. Verification Process: An analysis of the image and a confirmation from our observer and an INEC official in the polling unit proved the claim to be …

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FACT CHECK: Is there any Underage Voting ongoing in Ilawe?

Verdict: False Claim: On May 18, 2022, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a tweet by @YemieFashMedia stating that the under-aged are queued in polling unit 10, ilawe ward 07. Ekiti South West LGA. Verification Process: Report gotten from CDD observer at the polling unit stated that the claim that under …

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