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Fact-Check: Did Yemi Osinbajo Hold Meeting with Tinubu, Fashola, Ambode, and Sanwo-Olu In Ikoyi?

Fact-Check: Did Yemi Osinbajo Hold Meeting with Tinubu, Fashola, Ambode, and Sanwo-Olu In Ikoyi?

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A post circulating on Facebook claims that the Incumbent Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo held a high-level consultation meeting with the prospective presidential aspirant, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinkumi Ambode, and Ex-Governor of Lagos State and incumbent Minister of Works, Babatunde Raji Fashola at Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s residence in Ikoyi, Lagos State.

A Facebook user, Dada Adewale Sunday posted this on his wall on Thursday, 17, March 2022 that the Vice President had a meeting with Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Akinkumi Ambode, Babatunde Raji Fashola, at Tinubu’s residence in Ikoyi.

The post said; “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo held a high-level consultation and meeting with the incumbent Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, immediate past governor, Akinwumi Ambode, the ex-governor and Minister of Works, Babatunde Raji Fashola at Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s residence in Ikoyi.”

The post has 11 likes, 13 comments, and 25 shares on Facebook at the last check. This post has generated a lot of political controversies from the general public as shown in the comment section of the post. The link to the post is here 

Roundcheck Findings

ROUNDCHECK Fact-checked the claim and it was discovered that the pictures used in the viral post are not recent pictures. The pictures were first captured online on March 3, 2019, in a report published by Daily Post with the headline “APC VS PDF: Tinubu, Osinbajo, Fashola, Ambode, Sanwo-Olu meet in Lagos.”

Check the link to the report published on Daily Post here

It was also discovered that the caption used on the Facebook post was copied from the byline in the Daily Post report published on March 3, 2019.

The Facebook report must have been made to mislead the public, especially as the 2023 presidential election approaches.

Conclusion and Verdict

The claim that the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo had a meeting with Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Akinkumi Ambode, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Sanwo-Olu, at Tinubu’s residence in Ikoyi on Thursday is FALSE and should be discarded.

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