INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AS TOOLS FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN SENATORIAL BYE ELECTION

The study examined social media as tools for political participation in Kastina State Senatorial Bye Election in 2018. The emergency and proliferation of social media otherwise known as citizen media has reshaped political education and mobilization in Nigeria. It offers platform for political debates, cyber activism, political campaign, political communication and political mobilization. The study was anchored on Technological Determinism Theory and Demoractic Participant Theory. Survey research method was used with the questionnaire serving as the research instrument to gather the required data. The data collected were analysis using descriptive statistics. Findings in the study show that majority of the …READ MORE …