The screening of candidates wanting to run for president on the APC ticket in Nigeria’s 2023 general elections was held on 30 and 31 May 2022.
The presidential primaries were held in the capital Abuja on 7 and 8 June, and all 23 aspirants participated in the process.
The party announced that Bola Tinubu was its presidential candidate after he received 1,271 votes from party delegates.
But was a list of 10 disqualified presidential aspirants published before the primaries? We checked.
No such list published
Many of the posts on Facebook listing the APC candidates claimed Chidi Cali was the source.
Cali runs Hope for Nigeria, a Facebook page that claims to “project everything good about Nigeria and detest bad governance and abuse of due process and rule of law”. The page has more than 750,000 followers and Cali personally has many thousands of followers on Facebook and Twitter.
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