Why we think all is not well with APC’s new media group
Last week, Nigeria’s ruling party has dissociated itself from a verified twitter account APCNigeria that has been in existence for five years. The account was alleged hacked by a US based hacker but the hacker had denied claiming that he bought the account for 2,000 euros from a prominent member of the party.
While announcing the launch of its website and new social media account, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Bolaji Abdullahi disclaimed the handle (APCNigeria with over 700,000 followers), saying “For the umpteenth time, @APCNigeria IS NOT the official Twitter handle of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In several official statements, we have disclaimed that handle. We view this latest development as a case of criminal impersonation.”
He also announced the new twitter account as @OfficialAPCNg with about 2,000 followers as at the time of visiting.
The secretariat also announced its new website as http://www.officialapcng.com/ which was unavailable as the time writing this report.
Other accounts released include;
YouTube: Official APC Nigeria