A Twitter Space conversation was held on the 10th of September, 2022 by Fellows on the topic: “Leveraging the Power of Social Media: Moving from Tweets to Polls.”
There were 26 participants in attendance, and 3 Speakers present including, Nafisa Atiku Adejuwon(Co-host), Freedom Bassey, and Olusegun Marvelous.
The objective of this activity was:
- To explore the role of social media in contemporary elections. Leveraging social media for enthroning quality leadership.
During this session, the participants’ reactions reflected insights drawn from the sessions with particular reference to the role of the citizen in elections.
Notwithstanding, there are some lessons to learn, which is not necessarily all voters are online, they need to explore door-to-door campaign approaches. The electorates must be regularly sensitized, and grassroots advocates and campaigns should be strengthened. Any elections at the moment cannot be categorically influenced by social media polls.
The best way forward is for Political candidates to understand the power of social media as it would have more impact on elections.