FACT-CHECK: ZLP Candidate, Ajayi Agboola, Still on Ondo Governorship Election Race

CLAIM:  On Saturday, 10, 2020, a trending image reported to be a press release from the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), claim that the governorship candidate of the party, Honourable Agboola Ajayi, has withdrawn from the 2020 Ondo election.

FACT: The trending claim that the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), in the ongoing 2020 Ondo Governor Election has withdrawn from the race is false. The image of a press release claimed to be from the party is false.

A statement posted on the Twitter account of the candidate and signed by Babatope Okeowo, the Chief Press Secretary to the Ajayi said the document on a ZLP letterhead did not emanate from his principal’s office nor any of his media aides.

Adding that the trending document was forged, Okeowo urged the general public to disregard the content.

CONCLUSION

The claim that the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, Hon. Agboola Ajayi has withdrawn from the election is False.

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