By Francesca Iwambe, Abuja
According to a fact-checking organisation, Dubawa, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, did not win in 19 states during the February 25 election.
Dubawa said its findings are based on data on the Independent National Electoral Commission's result-viewing platform.
The fact-checking organisation disclosed that the trending claim that Obi won 19 states in the poll was misleading.
The report read in part, “DUBAWA visited the INEC's result viewing portal. As of the time of filing this report at 05:47 pm on March 7, 2023, only results from 164,233 polling units have been uploaded on the IREV portal representing 92.87% of the total 176,846 polling units.
“This means the results of 12,613 polling units nationwide had yet to be uploaded on the IReV portal.
“It is, therefore, misleading to dismiss the result announced by INEC and claim that Mr Obi won 19 states, including the FCT.
“Also, the result uploaded by a Facebook user, Mazi Chiemena Samuel, which showed Labour Party's victory in about 18 states, including the FCT, is not from the IReV portal. Instead, it is a report from a poll conducted by Nextier on January 27, 2023.”