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Is it true that one can vote without a permanent voter’s card? This claim is False!

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A broadcast message has been circulating on WhatsApp platforms claiming that Nigerians can vote without their Permanent Voter’s Card provided they have registered with the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).

This claim is False, Here is what we know – 

 Our findings revealed that the INEC had, in 2021, the Federal Government’s proposed use of the kicked against National Identification Number (NIN) as a requirement for voter registration in Nigeria.

The Commission noted that the move is not backed by law, and it does not share its powers to register voters with any other government agency.

Meanwhile, the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, debunked and described the broadcast message as misleading in a live video.

Yakubu noted that for any person to vote, he/she must be registered and issued a Permanent Voters Card.

He urged Nigerians to disregard the news, saying it is fake and misleading.

Conclusion: 

We concluded that the WhatsApp broadcast message claiming that Nigerians can vote without their permanent voters card, provided they had registered with the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) is FALSE.

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💥 WABMA Fake News Debunker Episode 80

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💥 *WABMA Fake News Debunker Episode 80*

🚩 Did the Ivory Coast goalkeeper wear charms at the AFCON Final?
🚩 Does the video show Fulani bandits killed by Burkina Faso soldiers?
🚩 Did Babangida warn Tinubu about a military takeover?

Get the facts here👇🏼

[https://youtu.be/IPzRkE_XyCo](https://youtu.be/IPzRkE_XyCo)

🙏 Please check out this week’s edition of WABMA’s Fake News Debunker.

WABMA collaborates with a network of media practitioners to debunk misinformation on social media and news outlets.

🚀 Download more Debunker videos and articles 👇
[https://projectfactchecknigeria.org](https://projectfactchecknigeria.org)

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WABMA Fake News Debunker Episode 79

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💥 WABMA Fake News Debunker Episode 79

🚩 Is the voice note from the Whatsapp ambassador real?
🚩 Has MTN barred GLO from calling its users?
🚩 Does the picture show Tony Elumelu’s daughter?

Get the facts here👇🏼

🙏 Please check out this week’s edition of WABMA’s Fake News Debunker.

WABMA collaborates with a network of media practitioners to debunk misinformation on social media and news outlets.

🚀 Download more Debunker videos and articles 👇
https://projectfactchecknigeria.org

Pls. share to help curb fake news!

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Is voice note from Whatsapp ambassador real?

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A voice note being shared on WhatsApp from one self-acclaimed WhatsApp ambassador in Nigeria,OluwaseunTotopeFunmiBayo, claims that WhatsApp will soon be shut down and people will have to pay to access it.

The claim is FALSE
The audio forwarded several times on Whatsapp was in Yoruba language.

The self-acclaimed ambassador went on to say that appeals are ongoing on behalf of  Nigeria users and that users are expected to send the voice note to 20 persons so as to continue using the app.

First, Whatsapp has no ambassador in Nigeria. The only global ambassador is the Greek-Nigerian basketball player, GiannisAntetokounmpo, the first-ever global ambassador for WhatsApp, the mobile messaging app.

Second, there is no official communication from Whatsapp about shutting down its app or restricting some countries neither has WhatsApp started charging users.

Third, forwarding an audio to several people on WhatsApp will have no positive effect on users account but a waste of data and being a transmitter of fake news.



CONCLUSION
The audio forwarded several times on Whatsapp from a WhatsApp ambassador claiming that Whatsapp is shutting down is FALSE.


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