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Announcing results through social media bad omen for democracy-PDP chieftain

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Jamiu Yisa

The Deputy Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Ola Apena, has rued the use of social media in posting election results on the internet before official announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, describing it as a bad omen for our democracy.

He expressed regret that the social media is compounding INEC’s problems as results announced at the various polling units are usually posted on the internet, thus making any form of manipulation thereafter difficult.

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According to him, the advent of social media is creating a lot of problems for the electoral body because as the results are announced at each polling unit, so it goes on internet.

“It is a big problem because when you now go behind and start cancelling, doing all sorts of things, giving us some reasons why you have to cancel, people will doubt the outcome of the election. It is not good for our democracy,” he averred.

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