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