CLAIM: CDD came across news reports from championnews.com.ng, 247ureports.com, naijalumia.org and gistmaster.com with a claim that the candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) has stepped down from the governorship race to support the People Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate.
FACT CHECK PROCESS: In order to authenticate this sensitive allegation, CDD fact-checkers reached out to the campaign organization unit. CDD was able to contact Dr Chinedu Ifeakor, a member of the Chidozie Nwankwo (The AAC governorship candidate) campaign delegate who was able to confirm that the claim is false and that Chidozie Okonkwo is still running for governor with the African Action Congress (ACC).
CONCLUSION: CDD can confirm that the claims made by the various news outlets and blogs are false.
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