FACT CHECK: Did Donald Duke Meet Buhari Over Ventilators & Isolation Centers March 27?
The attention of ElombahNews has been drawn to a tweet by one “Prince Olim” @PrinnyOlim on Twitter on Friday, March, 27, 2020.
According to the poster, former governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke purportedly met President Muhammadu Buhari on the said date “to solicit support for ventilators and well-equipped isolation centers for the state.”
The tweet reads:
BREAKING: Donald Duke the gov of Cross River State meets Buhari to solicit support for ventilators and well equipped isolation centers for the state. #BuhariChallenge
See tweet below:
— Prince Olim (@PrinnyOlim) March 27, 2020
For avoidance of any doubt, a screenshot of the tweet is hereby produced below:
Did Donald Duke Meet Buhari On March 27, 2020?
After a careful scrutiny of the tweet, however, it soon became obvious that the photo was cloned.
A little foraging into the archives of Twitter soon justified the suspicion as another tweet showed the original photo was from a tweet by one Akin Oyebode @AO1379 posted on April 2, 2015, before Buhari was sworn in as president.
Again see tweet below:
GMB, sign him up please. We need baby boys in our party too pic.twitter.com/m2kDDMjUTQ
— Akin Oyebode (@AO1379) April 2, 2015
Again, for avoidance of any doubt, a screenshot of the tweet is hereby produced below:
Presently, the whereabouts of President Buhari is unknown as he has withdrawn from the Nigerian masses, especially after ‘testing negative’ to the novel Coronavirus [Covid-19] three days ago.
It could be recalled that an audio had gone viral on March 26 with claims that President Buhari was flown out of the country to London, along with his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, after both fell badly sick.
Another source claimed that the aircraft was diverted to Cuba after it was denied entry into the United Kingdom.