FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show President Biden With Nigerian Presidential Candidate?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows President Joe Biden meeting with Nigerian Presidential candidate Bola Tinubu.

 Verdict: False

The photo is digitally fabricated. Tinubu and Biden have not met, though the Nigerian president is expected to visit the U.S. in December 2022.

Fact Check:

Tinubu and his campaign is scheduled to travel to the U.S. this December, Premium Times reported. One of Tinubu’s promises is that he will phase out oil subsidies and increase oil protection if he is elected during the country’s 2023 presidential elections, Bloomberg reported.

The image appears to show a meeting at the White House with Biden and Tinubu. The image appears to feature President Joe Biden and Timbu in the Oval Office.

“Happening now: @officialABAT on a courtesy visit to US President Joe Biden as part of his US on international engagements,” the caption reads. “Obidiots say Tinubu cannot visit US based on his indictment. He is there right now live with the US President. Let your Obi visit too. Mumu pipo.”

The image is digitally fabricated. The original image is of a meeting at the White House with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in July 2021. They discussed the security of Iraq and the U.S. military presences there. Al-Kadhimi mentioned this meeting on his twitter. 

There are no credible news reports that this press conference has taken place. There are no such meeting references on Biden’s social media accounts. Likewise, Tinubu has denied that the meeting took place. (RELATED: Did Justin Trudeau Tweet About Limiting Sexual Partners Due To Monkeypox?)

This is not the first time politicians have been at the center of misinformation shared on social media. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim Ron DeSantis was advised to “clobber” Donald Trump.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter

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