Did Peter Obi’s son step on Nigerian flag? | Dailytrust

Did Peter Obi’s son step on Nigerian flag?

A tweet containing a picture of a young man wearing a face mask and stepping on a Nigerian flag has gone viral.

The photo is captioned “This is Peter Obi’s son, the IPOB in them is further confirmed in the clothes wear and marching on our green white green flag and the same father is campaigning to rule Nigeria?”

The picture has been shared by many people with similar captions.

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Verification

Daily Trust checks revealed that the post is misleading. Mr Doyin Okupe, Director General of Peter Obi’s campaign organization made a tweet to debunk the claim, stating that “This is not Peter Obi’s son. No amount of falsehood will dampen the current wave of support for Peter Obi.

“See what they’re sharing in the north to Scare people from Peter Obi.”

Also, Peter Obi’s media office responded to the viral tweet saying that “Every day, the desperation of the opposition is becoming stronger.

“Their latest mischief is the circulation of a picture, most probably contrived, of a young man in Biafra apparel standing on Nigeria’s flag and passed it as Mr. Peter Obi’s son.

“We wish to state that the said young man is not Mr. Peter Obi’s son, who, by his strict upbringing marked by rigorous discipline, understands what civic duty and responsibilities entail.”

The statement further stated that “Mr. Oseloka Obi is about six feet and taller than his father; while the young man they used for the mischief is slightly above 5 feet.

“The Peter Obi Media office calls on those seeking elective posts and their supporters to always be guided by the right ethics at all times.”

Conclusion

Daily Trust can confirm that the picture been circulated and suggesting Peter Obi’s son supports IPOB is misleading.

This fact check is produced in  partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).

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