American billionaire, Larry Ellison has donated about $1m to Peter Obi to support his 2023 presidential campaign.
The report, started on Facebook and has spread to Twitter and other social media platforms,
The report reads: “American billionaire Larry Ellison donates 1m$ to “Peter Obi” Presidential campaign, offers to build “Plane Manufacturing Company” in Nigeria if Peter Obi wins.”
Who is Larry Ellison?
Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American business magnate and investor who is the co-founder, executive chairman, chief technology officer and former chief executive officer of the American computer technology company Oracle Corporation. According to Forbes, Ellison’s net worth is about 96.7 billion USD.
Checks by IDOMA VOICE on the social media pages of Larry Ellison showed that there was no mention of donation to Obi or Nigerian politics.
In fact, the last time Larry Ellison tweeted was in 2012 and it has nothing to do with Nigerian politics.
Similarly, checks on Obi’s social media handles showed that there was no acknowledgement of any donation from Larry Ellison.
Peter Obi’s last tweet was a farewell wish to the Falconets. He wrote: “Our dear Super Falconets put up a decent game and fought gallantly at the ongoing Under 20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica, until they were knocked out at the Quarter Finals stage, by the Netherlands.
“We salute the players, the coaching crew and the technical team for their efforts and deep sacrifices. I hope that with our planned investment in sports, the team will be more formidable to do better in the future. – PO.”
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