IN SHORT: Outgoing president Muhammadu Buhari recently said Nigeria would see “overwhelming transformation” if his APC party’s candidate was elected as his successor. That’s at odds with a false quote attributed to the APC chairperson, doing the rounds on social media.
In his new year message, Obi said that he and Datti Baba-Ahmed, his running mate, were determined to serve Nigerians and “create a New Nigeria, a renewed nation bound in freedom, prosperity, peace and unity”.
But did Adamu really make this statement?
No reports of statement
The Facebook posts don’t give any details about when and on what occasion Adamu made the statement. This vagueness is a common trait of false claims.
There have also been no news reports of him saying Nigeria needs no transformation.
Indeed, outgoing president Muhammadu Buhari, who was first elected in 2015 on an APC ticket, was recently quoted saying that if elected, the party’s candidate Bola Tinubu would “overwhelmingly” transform the country.
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