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FALSE: This Facebook post claiming President Bola Tinubu wasn’t invited to the G20 Summit is misleading

Nigeria was among the nine invitees to the 2023 G20 forum in New Delhi, India.

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This Facebook post purporting that Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu was not invited to The Group of 20 (G20) 2023 Summit in New Delhi, India, is FALSE.

G20 is an intergovernmental economic forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union. The group held its annual summit in New Delhi, India, on 9–10 September 2023.

The 6 September 2023-dated post is accompanied by a graphic depicting world leaders expected to attend the summit. Tinubu does not feature in the graphic.

The post raises questions on Tinubu’s presence at the summit and purports to link it to the Nigerian presidential election petition ruling delivered on 6 September 2023.

But did Tinubu attend the summit uninvited?

We performed a Google search and found that Tinubu was one of the leaders invited to the 2023 G20 summit. The President was among the eight heads of state and government non-members of the G20 at the New Delhi forum.

This communique published on the G20 website listed Nigeria as one of the nine invitees.

On 3 September 2023, the Nigerian government issued a statement confirming that Tinubu had received an invitation to the summit from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As the holder of the G20 presidency, India was tasked with organising the summit.

PesaCheck has examined a Facebook post claiming that Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu was not invited to the 2023 Group of 20 (G20) summit in India and found it to be FALSE.

This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.

By partnering with Facebook and similar social media platforms, third-party fact-checking organisations like PesaCheck are helping to sort fact from fiction. We do this by giving the public deeper insight and context to posts they see in their social media feeds.

Have you spotted what you think is fake or false information on Facebook? Here’s how you can report. And, here’s more information on PesaCheck’s methodology for fact-checking questionable content.

This fact-check was written by PesaCheck fact-checker Rodgers Omondi and edited by PesaCheck senior copy editor Cédrick Irakoze and acting chief copy editor Francis Mwaniki.

The article was approved for publication by PesaCheck managing editor Doreen Wainainah.

Kamadi Amata
I am a digital content creator with niche in Health, politics, and Human Interest Features.

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