The Head of Media Relations Management, Nigeria Communications Commission, Dr Omoniyi Ibietan, has announced the release of his book on cyber politics.
According to a statement, the book titled, ‘Cyber Politics: Social Media, Social Demography and Voting Behaviour in Nigeria’, gives expression to a phase within the trajectory of Nigeria’s democracy through its elections.
It stated that the book, which was published by Premium Times Books, engaged with a national watershed moment, as the nascent digital culture involving Internet use, particularly social media, converged with the articulation of voter choice and impacted Nigeria’s electoral fortunes.
The statement read in parts, “In an Introduction he wrote for the book, Dapo Olorunyomi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Premium Times Group, said “The universe of this new book is intriguing in its exploration of the “digital effect on elections.”
“He also pointed out how Mr Ibietan’s work demonstrates “clearly that social media systems do enrich electoral democracy by expanding access to registration, participation, voting and organising at a scale we have never contemplated.”
It noted that the book’s foreword to the book written by professor and executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Umar Danbatta, stated that, “The author situates the historical context of Nigerian politics and democracy” and more so “…the nexus between social media and voting behaviour, and the influence of the social media ecosystem among others in the electoral process.”