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FACT CHECK: Did Lasun, Labour Party guber candidate in Osun, step down for Adeleke?

Author:
Elizabeth Ogunbamowo

Several posts being circulated on social media claimed that Yusuf Lasun, the Osun state gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has stepped down for Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). 

“Osun State labour party collapse their structure into PDP. Declare Support to Sen. Adeleke,” reads a Twitter post shared by a social media user.

The tweet gathered at least 700 likes and over 100 retweets. It also attracted comments from unsuspecting social media users. 

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“Have been saying it @PeterObi is working for @atiku that’s the game plan,” said a user who replied to the claim. 

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The claim was also shared on Facebook

Verification

TheCable ran a search on the social media handles of the Labour Party on Twitter and Facebook and found no such report. 

A keyword search on credible news platforms revealed no report to buttress the claim. 

Lasun, the Labour Party gubernatorial candidate, debunked the claim on Arise News. “Adeleke is my brother, but I can never step down for him,” he said. 

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Verdict

The claim that the Labour Party gubernatorial candidate in Osun has stepped down for Adeleke of the PDP is false.



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