By: Christian Conteh
Claim: APC Party Office On Fire in Bo
Reports have emerged, accompanied by pictures and videos, indicating that the Bo office of the APC, Sierra Leone’s main opposition party at Gbaiama Road back of Paul School for the Blind, Southern Sierra Leone, is currently on fire. Sections of the APC have blamed supporters of the SLPP for this incident, which reportedly occurred following clashes between supporters of both parties.
Methodology: To investigate this claim, the SuperNewsRoom initiated an inquiry to gather more information and verify the facts.
Our fact-checker on the ground, and other sources, confirmed that indeed the APC office was on fire and police fired tear gas to disperse crowds of party supporters including those of the SLPP and APC.
Based on the available evidence, it is confirmed that the APC office in Bo is indeed on fire. However, at this stage, we cannot confirm who is responsible for starting the fire.
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 to have access to credible and accurate information during the elections.
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