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SocialMediaTrends: Catch all the hot gists & reactions as Nigerians go to the polls



Ripples Nigeria brings you updates of all the social media trends and reactions as Nigerians go to the polls on Saturday, February 25, 2023, to choose the next President of the Federal Republic, as well as federal lawmakers.

Refresh to see latest happenings across Nigeria and how Nigerians on social media are reacting to them…


Reactions as injured woman tagged ‘Election Heroine’

A voter whose identity is currently unknown was attacked by thugs just before noon at the Dipo Olubi voting place in Surulere on Saturday.

Despite being brutally attacked by hoodlums in Lagos during the election, the woman still returned to the polling booth to cast her vote.


Reactions trail reports of ballot boxes being snatched

There have been reports of ballot boxes being snatched in some parts of Lagos, Kogi, and a few other states.

The demoralizing acts surprised many voters as they turned to soldiers and other law enforcement agencies for aid.


Nigerians commend soldiers

So far the Nigerian army have been up to task according to social media voters.

Some posted pictures of how soldiers have been keeping the peace at polling units including a video where a suspected thug was gunned down.


Reactions as thugs disrupt election in different polling units

Emotions are flying high already as the election process for the presidential and parliamentary elections continue.

Reports have been that thugs are threatening the peaceful voting process in some locations.

Eagle-eyed Nigerians took to social media to report the cases so far in Lagos and other cities.


Done and Dusted

While some are yet to sight INEC officials in their polling units, some others have been able to cast their votes in a peaceful and orderly manner across the nation.

Taking to social media to react, many wrote ‘Done and dusted’ a slogan synonymous with fresh High school leavers and University graduates, with evidence of ink on their nails.


It’s Noon, and INEC officials are yet to be seen in various polling units

Nigerians are lamenting the unavailability of INEC officials at various polling units across Nigeria.

While peaceful voting has been recorded so far, some took to social media to vent their frustrations as INEC officials are nowhere to be found at mid-day.


Reactions trail BVAS error in different polling units

There have been complaints around several polling units in Nigeria, about the BVAS machines and how they have been malfunctioning.

Some alleged that the INEC staff in charge of the BVAS machine do not know how to operate the machine leading to time wastage, while others say they are yet to even see the machine at their units.


Reactions as party agents allegedly engaging in vote buying exposed

Nigerians took to the polls on Saturday to vote for the candidates of their choice in the presidential and federal parliamentary elections.

Voting procedures have been relatively peaceful actoss the countey, but despite the Federal Government’s effort to eliminate vote buying, there are still many allegedly engaging in the act.

See how Nigerians are reacting:


Reactions as President Buhari displays his ballot paper after voting

The incumbent President of the Federal Republic, Muhammadu Buhari has cast his vote on Saturday, and he displayed his ballot afterwards.

Nigerians are reacting to the action.


Enthusiasm as first-time voters share emotions ahead of today’s polls

The presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria have begun and hopes are high in many quarters as the people look to enjoy a better leadership than has been experienced over the years.

Today, the future president of Nigeria will be chosen by millions of Nigerians. In addition to the many millions, many took to social media to express their emotions as first-time voters.

See how Nigerians are reacting:

….By Hamsat Rashid and Ben Ugbana

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