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Twitter is all for the upcoming Presidential Elections in Nigeria this month and they are taking important steps to show their support.

The social media app, which is widely known for its tendency to spark controversies, has introduced a special emoji for everyone who wants to discuss the 2019 general elections in Nigeria.

The emoji appears when using the hashtags #NigeriaDecides2019 and #NigeriaDecides.

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The special emoji pictures a fingerprint in a square, reflecting the Nigerian fingerprint voting system, and its colour represents the green of the Nigerian national flag. This design encourages conversation while also serving as a piece of voter education.

“Twitter is the place to follow elections. It’s where people come to be informed about news, politics, and the events that affect their lives. It’s also the place where citizens and politicians can share views and interact with each other. With this emoji, we want to help users engage in constructive civic conversation during this important time for Nigeria,” said Sinead McSweeney, VP Public Policy and Communications, EMEA.

Twitter has been known to spark controversies, create conversations, push for or against issues and draw the attention Presidents of nations. It seems to be US President, Donald Trump’s favourite communication tool as well.

By Oluwatoyin Adeleye

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