IN SHORT: Nigeria's rising cost of living has sparked debate about the president's ability to deliver on his promises. But there’s no evidence to support a claim that his rival said he could’ve done better within a month.
Nigeria is struggling with a rise in the cost of living, the devaluation of the naira and an increase in fuel prices.
It reads: “I Would Have Fixed Nigeria In One Month – Peter Obi Boasts.”
But did Obi really make this statement? We checked.
No proof Obi said so
We found no report by credible media houses that Obi made such a statement. It would have been reported, if it were true, given the state of the country and the controversy surrounding Tinubu's election victory.
The statement is also not on Obi's verified Twitter account.
The story itself claims that Obi said he would have formed a “credible economic team within a month”, not what the headline says.
There is no evidence to prove that Obi said he could fix the country in a month.
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