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Fact -check: Obinna Nwosu not first Abia politician to be verified by Twitter

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Fact -check: Obinna Nwosu not first Abia politician to be verified by Twitter

Fact -check: Obinna Nwosu not first Abia politician to be verified by Twitter
By Ebere Agozie
CLAIM: A Tweet by Obinna Nwosu claiming that he is the first politician in Abia State of Nigeria to be verified by Twitter is FALSE. 

Nwosu, a London-trained freelance Finance and Oracle database consultant, was a governorship aspirant for Abia State 2023 election.

He has however, since pulled out of  the gubernatorial race coming up on 18 February, 2023 election,
On February 17, 2022 the aspirant, who has,  shared a screenshot of https:., a notification and a congratulatory message by Twitter that his account had been verified. 

 “Guess who has just been verified by Twitter.

This makes me the first Abia state politician in history to be verified on Twitter,” his tweet read.

The blue verification checkmark on Twitter shows that an account of public interest is authentic, notable, and active.

https:.

Screenshot of Twitter post @jiswitu
The News Agency of Nigeria wrote to Uche Okoli, the Special Assistant to Sen Ohuabunwa, to find out when the Senator’s account was verified. 

In his response, Okoli confirmed that the account of the legislator was verified  Feb.

22, 2017, which is five years before Nwosu.

 
Okoli, also shared an official email from Twitter containing the confirmation that the official handle of the Senator had been verified. 

 

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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