Claim: An infographic on social media, particularly Facebook and WhatsApp, suggested that former NDC National Chairman Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo is contesting the 2024 presidency.
Verdict: False. Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has confirmed to DUBAWA that he is not contesting the NDC flagbearership race 2024.
It suggested that the former National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will contest as a flagbearer in the party’s upcoming presidential primaries.
This post received lots of reactions and comments. Some comments suggested Mr Ofosu-Ampofo was ready to contest, whilst others posted the same picture but with a fake logo embossed on it, as seen here and here. The mixed reactions from social media users necessitated a fact-check into the veracity of the issue.
A Google reverse image search on the flier proves that; the image used was cropped from Mr Ofosu-Ampofo’s earlier flier used when he was campaigning to be retained as NDC National chairman in December 2022.
DUBAWA contacted Mr Ofosu-Ampofo to authenticate the content of the poster.
In a phone conversation with the fact-checker, Mr Ofosu-Ampofo debunked the assertion that he was contesting for the flagbearership slot. He also officially disassociates himself from the claim via Facebook.
Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo is not contesting the flagbearership race of the NDC.
The researcher produced this fact-check per the DUBAWA 2023 Kwame Karikari Fellowship in partnership with Avenor TV and Channel 7 7 Networks to facilitate the ethos of ‘’truth’’ in journalism and enhance media literacy in the country.