Claim: Anas Armeyaw Anas and the BBC to release a video documentary on Ghana’s 2020 elections

Source: Viral visual card

Verdict: Fake

Researched by Efo Korku Mawutor

A promotional visual card claims investigative journalist Anas Armeyaw Anas and the BBC are set to release a video documentary on the contentious Ghana 2020 elections.

The artwork that shows Anas wearing his trademark mask purports that the BBC Africa Eye together with Anas Armeyaw Anas will soon be publishing: “An investigative piece on Ghana’s 2020 elections.”

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This has since been published as a news article on a number of blogging websites including ghanaguardian.com, ghanashowbiz.com and riddimsghana.com and shared across several social media platforms.

But how true is this claim?

 

Ghana election 2020

Ghanaians went to the polls on December 7 to vote in a presidential and parliamentary elections.

According to the country’s election management body, the Electoral Commission, the incumbent, Nana Akufo-Addo has been re-elected.

However, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has since rejected the results and labelled the election as β€œflawed.”

 

Fact-Check

Checks on the verified Facebook pages of Anas Armeyaw Anas and the BBC News Africa showed they had not published the viral artwork.

Further checks from credible online platforms in Ghana showed none of them had also published any such report.

β€œIt is false. There is nothing truthful about it,” Anas Aremeyaw Anas told GhanaFact.

 

Verdict

The viral visual card claiming Anas Armeyaw Anas and the BBC are set to release a video documentary on Ghana’s 2020 elections is fake and the content is false.