A Facebook post claims that Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate in Nigeria’s 2023 elections, said he would hand over power to an Igbo man after an eight-year term as president.
“I will hand over to an Igbo man after my eight years rule,” the post quotes Tinubu as saying.
The post has been shared more than 800 times and has had 12,000 comments.
Did Tinubu say he would hand over power to an Igbo man after being Nigeria’s president for eight years?
‘No, he did not say so’
The post does not provide details on where or when Tinubu made the comment.
Our research also revealed that the statement has not appeared in any recent reports by credible media organisations.
Tunde Rahman, Tinubu’s media aide, told Africa Check that the politician did not make the remark.
“No, he did not say so,” Rahman told Africa Check.
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