The claim: Photo shows Ebuka Obi-uchendu wearing Tinubu cap symbol.
On Sunday, February 5th, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, a well-known Nigerian lawyer, media personality, and host of the reality show “Big Brother Naija,” was seen donning traditional southwestern Nigerian attire during the eviction episode from the “Big Brother Titans Wahala House.” Hailing from Okija in Anambra State, Ebuka is renowned for his dynamic personality and impactful presence on the media scene.
Advocates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu have taken to social media to share an image of Ebuka, claiming he wore the Tinubu logo on his cap as a demonstration of his endorsement of the candidate.
The Tinubu cap symbol refers to a distinctive headgear that has become a symbol of the political leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State in Nigeria. The cap has come to represent Tinubu’s political identity and is often worn by his supporters as a sign of their affiliation with him. The logo is a visual representation of the cap, often used on campaign materials, merchandise, and other political artifacts. The Tinubu cap symbol has gained cultural significance in Nigerian politics and is seen as a symbol of Tinubu’s political influence and legacy.
The post received a significant number of likes, surpassing thousands within a few hours.
“Ebuka go hear am from Obidients,” reads caption for the image.
Several individuals on social media platforms held the belief that the image was genuine.
“Fully BATIFIED,” one user commented.
However, the image has been manipulated. The original photograph, captured by his photographer, depicts Ebuka wearing a plain cap without any symbol.
MANDY NEWS attempted to obtain a statement from the individual who shared the claim, but they did not respond to our request for comment.
The Image Is altered
The original image of Ebuka was taken on February 5, 2023 by a professional photographer while covering the eviction of the Big Brother Titans Wahala House in South Africa. The photo gained instant widespread attention and was rapidly shared on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter.
In the original photograph, Ebuka is depicted in a joyful manner while dressed in traditional Yoruba attire from southwestern Nigeria. Comparison between the two images reveal that Ebuka’s cap and its symbol remain unchanged, with the addition of a Tinubu logo added to the round part of the cap, indicating that the image has been altered.
Our research has led us to rate an altered image claiming to depict Ebuka Obi-Uchendu wearing the Tinubu cap symbol as false. An examination of a photo of Ebuka from the Big Brother Titans Wahala House in February 2023 reveals that the image has been edited to include the Tinubu logo on the cap.
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