PRNigeria Fact-Check Reveals Identity of Abia Assembly’s Member-Elect, Anthony Abiola
A newly-elected lawmaker in the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Anthony Chinasa-Abiola, is not of the Yoruba ethnic stock, a PRNigeria fact-check says. (https://prnigeria.com/2023/03/19/yoruba-win-election-abia/)
But social media platforms and some blogs earlier were awash with claims that Chinasa-Abiola, is a Yoruba man.
The newly-elected legislator contested under the Labour Party and won the election to represent Umuahia Central Constituency at the Abia State House of Assembly.
But investigations by PRNigeria reveal that although most of Mr Chinansa’s personal life has not to been revealed on the internet, publicly available information indicates that he is a politician from Abia state under the Labour Political party in Nigeria.
He later left the All Progressives Congress (APC) and officially joined the Labour party where he contested for the seat of the Abia State House of Assembly under the party and won.
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Further online checks revealed that Mr Chinansa himself has denied the claim.
He spoke with TVC News exclusively saying it was a mischief of the election season.
“I am not a yoruba man, I don’t have any mixed breed at all, i am a typical igbo man i am an Ibekwu man…
“I am a full-fledged Igbo man, a full flesh ibeku man. My mother and father are Igbo. I am not a Yoruba man. My Yoruba name Abiola is just a guy name,” he said while speaking to the TV station.
He further explained that the Yoruba name in his name was a nickname but accused his opponents of using it to engineer bad blood against his electoral chances.
Thus, PRNigeria therefore concludes that the claim that Hon. Anthony Chinasa-Abiola is a Yoruba man, is FALSE.