From an article by Eko Adetolani at More Branches:
On the 16th of February 2019, Nigerians will come together to decide the leadership of the country for the next 4 years. It will be the sixth quadrennial elections since the end of military rule in 1999 and aspirants have turned to the use of different strategies, techniques and tools to sway voters to their side. One of the most popular being the use of the internet and social media.
The use of the internet and social media in politics including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and recently Snapchat has dramatically changed the way campaigns are run and how Nigerians interact with elected government officials and political aspirants. It has become instrumental in pushing political propaganda and also in exposing the atrocities and schemes of elected officials as well as political aspirants. It has become a powerful tool that is gradually changing the Nigerian political scene one step at a time. Here are some ways the internet & social media has changed the political space in Nigeria…
Read about the those changes from the articles at More Branches.