Photo of cash in trunk of car not related to NDC regional elections


On November 13, 2022, a photo emerged online with bundles of GHS 10 notes stashed in the trunk of a saloon car.

The photo was accompanied by a tweet by the handle @AbdulRaufIbra20, which claimed that money was bandied around during the recently held National Democratic Congress’ ( NDC) regional election  at the University of Development Studies,Tamale Campus.

This tweet stirred reactions with over 86 comments, 60 retweets and 331 likes.

Using a google reverse image search and Yandex image search ,Fact-check Ghana has verified the picture and found it to be misleading.

Results from the search using both tools show that the photo was posted online for the first time by a Facebook account called Kade Senior High Technical on November 27, 2016.

Search result of the first time the picture appeared online on November 27, 2016.



It was sighted online again on November 7, 2017, and March 29, 2017 respectively in posts by two different Instagram accounts.


Instagram post made on March 29, 2017.


Instagram post made on November 7, 2016.

From the search results using google reverse image, it is clear that the picture is no way connected to the NDC’s regional elections held from Nov. 11-13,2022.


The writer of this report, Thelma Dede Amedeku, is a Fellow of the Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship at the Media Foundation for West Africa.


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