By: Christian Conteh
Claim: The Africa Union has banned former President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone for undermining President Bio’s administration and using the country’s youth to challenge authorities in the name of APC.
According to a Facebook page named: Mr.T Love Say No To Tribalism 4 A Better Sierra Leone, operated by a certain Abdulai Kamara, reports from CNN indicate that the African Union has put a ban on former President Ernest Bai Koroma accusing him of undermining the Bio administration.
A portion of the viral message reads:
@CNN NEWS REPORT “AFRICA UNION HAD BANNED ? AGAIN SIERRA LEONE FORMER PRESIDENT DR.ERNEST BAI KOROMA” BECAUSE HE IS THE ONE WHO IS UNDERMINE THE BIO’S ADMINISTRATION GOVERNMENT AND USE THE COUNTRY YOUTH BOTH YOUNG AND OLD TO CHALLENGE THE AUTHORITIES IN THE COUNTRY IN THE NAME OF APC
It also claims that the African Union is considering imposing sanctions on the United States because of alleged recorded abnormalities in the just concluded national elections.
BREAKING NEWS TODAY SUNDAY THE 6TH NOVEMBER,2022!!*
United State Risks Sanctions From Africa Union ( AU ) and the Head of Africa Union Election Observers Mission in the US Former President Of Sierra Leone Dr.Ernest Bai Koroma Just Confirmed On CNN in Washington DC that they have Recorded some Abnormalities in some national issues from Sierra Leone, ECOWAS, And The Africa Union Will Not Recognize The former president of Sierra Leone anymore in any Africa national issue under ( AU ) Africa Union Of any Democrat issue as election observe in any Africa election from today”this information came from President Joe Biden in the United State of America on CNN this morning.
To verify this claim, the SLAJ/NDI SuperNewsRoom team thoroughly searched through the official platforms of the African Union and CNN. Our findings reveal that the claim is false.
The African Union has not issued any official statement or taken any action to ban former President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone. There is no evidence to suggest that the AU has imposed any sanctions on the United States or that President Biden made such a statement during an interview on CNN.
It is also important to note that the page from which this information was shared is operated by a supporter of the SLPP and is notorious for sharing disinformation, particularly those that involve opposition figures.
There is no basis to support the assertion that the African Union has banned Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma Former President of Sierra Leone or that the United States risks sanctions from the AU.
NOTE: This fact-checked story is a product of the SLAJ/NDI SuperNewsRoom on Combating Disinformation in Sierra Leone’s 2023 electoral cycle. The project is supported by Global Affairs Canada to enable citizens have access to credible and accurate information during the elections.
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