Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Adapting Social Media to Promote Credible Elections in Low Technology Countries

Dec 11 2012 - 12:30pm - 1:45pm

The new millennium ushered in a new dispensation for a new wave of democratic experimentations in Nigeria. A new republic commenced in 1999 and since then Nigeria has held a historic four consecutive elections. Until 2011, none of the elections have received positive review in the arena of credibility – or freeness, or fairness. However, the appointment of a new leadership for INEC renewed confidence in the body that the April 2011 elections were optimistically anticipated to be a marked improvement over the discredited previous experiences. The new INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, was reputed to be a respected academic and principled activist 

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By Anna - Posted on 09 December 2012

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