A 15-second video showing the son of Senator Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun State, sharing money for people on the street has been posted on Twitter.
The video was captioned “Ademola Adeleke’s son Bred sharing money to voters.”
In the video, Bred was seen giving out N500 notes randomly to people who seem excited to see him.
There were two security men between him and the crowd who were trying to prevent them from getting closer to his car.
The tweet by one Qudus Akanbi Eleyi had amassed over 2,000 views, over 100 likes, and retweets, and more than 40 comments as of the time of filing this report.
Checks by Daily Trust revealed that the video suggesting that Adeleke’s son was giving out money to voters on behalf of his father is misleading.
The video was recorded in Lagos State days before the Osun gubernatorial election which is currently taking place.
The singer was only sharing money with fans who were happy to see him upon his arrival in Lagos State.
Some of the comments under the post stated that “why this hate? This is when this guy landed in Lagos airport. Why are you all posting this video?
“This was the day he landed from abroad two days ago. He met people on the road and they begged him for money and he gave them. This is not today.”
Another person noted that “this video has been on the internet for about four days now.”
Daily Trust can confirm that the video in circulation suggesting that Adebayo Adeleke also known as Bred was sharing money to voters on behalf of his father is false.
This fact-check was done in partnership with the Centre For Democracy and Development (CDD).