Presidential Candidacy Announced on Facebook

15 September 2010 | 21:44 | English | Leave a comment
The Nigerian president's FacebookpageIt is world news, and the scoop is coming from Africa. It is not a surprise that ruling Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan will run in the country's next presidential elections. What is surprising is that he announced his candidacy officially today... on his Facebookpage. As far as I know he is the first ruling politician anywhere to let the world know he's running for national elections through this social network. Apparently he is sensitive to the input of the internet community. Before he overturned the decision to ban the national football team after its poor performance at the World Cup, after many critical reactions online. Is it possible that the internet will lead to more democracy?