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Fake News of Ambode’s Purported Withdrawal Trend Online

If it seems like fake news is everywhere, that may be because it is.

Falsehoods spread like wildfire on social media, getting quicker and longer-lasting pickup than the truth, just like the letter below saying the Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode has endorsed the candidacy of Jide Sanwolu as APC’s choice for governor. 


Text of the fake letter

I, Akinwunmi Ambode the executive governor of Lagos state after due considerations and consultations, I have decided to suspend my campaign for second term as the executive governor of our great state.


This is done in good faith to put the interests of our great state ahead of our personal ambition and to honour the clarion call for a change of  leadership by our great party.

I am committed to the program and manifestos of our great party APC to improve the lives of the people of Lagos state and Nigeria as a whole.

In view of this , I hereby endorse Hon Jide Sanwolu to represent our party for the office of the executive governor of Lagos state.

I thank the leadership of our party at all levels for their supportive role during my term as the executive governor of Lagos state.

God bless Lagos state.

Akinwunmi Ambode.

Executive Governor Of Lagos State.


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