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Yes, APC Publicity Secretary did say: It would be senseless for anyone to talk about re-run of the June 2023 election.

SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked a video trending on social media in which the APC publicity secretary is seen talking about the Tripartite Committee and found it to be true.

Claim

It would senseless, really senseless for anyone to talk about re-run, Sidie Yahya Tunis

Rating Justification

A video of the publicity secretary of the main opposition All Peoples Congress (APC), Sidi Yaya Tunis, is trending on social media. In the short clip, Tunis is heard saying, “It would be senseless, really, senseless for anyone to talk about a re-run.”

SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked the video and confirmed its authenticity. Indeed, the APC Publicity Secretary made this statement in an interview on State TV, the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC).

To reach this conclusion, SLAJ-iVerify watched the full interview on the TV’s Facebook page after claims about Tunis’s statement regarding the election re-run trended on social media.

In the interview, Tunis also mentioned that the APC Party has not taken any position on the outcome of the Tripartite Committee, and the Party is yet to know the Committee’s recommendations.

“This is why you will not hear some of us talk about a re-run or no re-run. Because it makes no sense, absolutely, for me to start talking about that when the investigations have not even concluded; when the Tripartite Committee has not even told us what they have found out regarding the elections in 2023, or even the elections before.”