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Social media won’t guarantee a win in elections – Banky W

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Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has stated that social media doesn’t guarantee a win in elections. He made this know at a town hall meeting he organized in VGC, Lagos.

Spcialedia won't guarantee a win in elections - Banky W


At the meeting, Banky W who is contesting for the Federal House of Representatives, Eti-Osa constituency, on the platform of the Modern Democratic Party candidate, expressed confidence of winning.

When asked how effective social media is in election winning, he said:

”How effective is a business card? it depends right? give it to somebody, somebody will take it and be like oh, this is what this guy does… this is somebody that i want to deal with. Some people will take the business card and throw it away. Not everybody that’s on social media has a pvc because if that was the case i will win this thing in a landslide, i will not even leave my house, we’ll just use social media but that’s not the reality of the situation, a lot of our young people who are on twitter and on Instagram, that’s where they go to let their voice be heard and that’s very serious but to me social media is an important tool, it’s not the whole package but it’s important to use it to get your message across, to use it as a business card and that’s what we are doing, we’re not depending on Instagram vote or Twitter, INEC doesn’t count tweets or repost or likes or comments but it’s important because that is where our generation is, most of the young people in this community are on social media, so if we are trying to talk to them, we must be there to communicate the message and the vision and the mission… but is it going to guarantee us a win in the election absolutely not. i mean this same young people that we are discussing, the worst turnout in elections is still our generation, you see 22 million students are registered voters has any president ever won a presidential election with more than 15, 16 million votes ever? so that’s the reality of the situation but again it’s about all the things that we talked about, about getting this generation to wake up, pay attention and participate”.

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74 Comments

  1. I agree that social media does not guarantee a win because the people needs to exercise their franchise not on social media

  2. Sincerely, social media ratings and voting do not add up to winning or losing elections, but physical participation matter. However, social media can influence some people mindsets about who to vote for.

  3. Sincerely speaking if votes are to be counted on social media a lot of this contestant will definitely win but getting this PVC of a thing is stress on it own

  4. i think the social media should support because son of the people do not have PVC, so i think the social media will work out and this does not mean that agree that social media does not guarantee a wineople will be partial.

  5. I think time will tell who will win the election but as he said, social media is more of a agreeable help in winning the election

  6. I totally agree with Banky W on this one. He made serious point and he is right. The social media is a tool, a tool where people especially young people air their voice, their message. And INEC doesn’t count the posts or tweets on social media, social media can’t lead to election win.

  7. It’s true social media vote doesn’t add anything to the election cause they have to exercise their franchise

  8. that is just the point.
    if that social medial is involve, banky w dont even need to move a muscle. it all falls to the pvc

  9. that is just the point and the truth of the matter
    if that social medial is involve, banky w dont even need to move a muscle. it all falls to the pvc

  10. Sincerely, social media ratings and voting do not add up to winning or losing elections, but physical participation matter. However, social media can influence some people mindsets about who to vote for.

  11. Banky
    It’s true social media can’t guarantee him a win in this election
    But I pray his mind is clear and God should grant him that opportunity to be there this year

  12. Well I agree with in one way and in other way no.social is important,if election will be conducted free and fair it from social media u know apart fry rigging election.

  13. Social media can be so deceiving. If you depend on what people say on Social media. You will be disappointed on the day of election.

  14. Yes that’s true banky w is for you being a musician is different from for you be a politician politician is known is not the same with music so if you are a celebrity in musician musician that one does not mean that you will also be voted for in election

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