Nigeria’s presidential election has seen thousands of Nigerians taking to social media to express their excitement for the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi. As vote counting began in all polling units across the country, the hashtag #Obiwon trended on Twitter as many Nigerians anticipated the possibility of an Obi victory.
Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, is running for president in the highly anticipated election. Despite running under a relatively smaller party compared to the major contenders, many Nigerians on social media expressed their support for his candidacy.
Supporters of the Labour Party used platforms like Twitter and Facebook to communicate with voters and to share their message. The use of social media in Nigerian politics has increased in recent years, with many politicians and parties using it to reach out to voters and to mobilize support.
As the vote counting continues, Nigerians are anxiously awaiting the final results of the election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured the public that it is working to ensure that the process is free, fair, and transparent.
Whatever the outcome of the election, it is clear that social media has played an important role in shaping public opinion and in mobilizing support for the various candidates and parties. The excitement among thousands of Nigerians on social media shows how important it is for political engagement and activism in the country.