According to a tweet from the alleged hacker, the account was sold for ‘$2k’.
An account linked to the ruling party with the Twitter handle, @APCNigeria was taken over today, Saturday, April 14, 2018, by an alleged hacker.
According to a tweet from the hacker, the account was sold for ‘$2k’.
The hacker also went ahead to post tweets relating to the sale and purchase of bitcoins.
Further investigation by Pulse News, also shows that the Twitter page has been re-designed with a new logo and name.
Speaking on the latest development, the spokesman of the APC, Bolaji Abdullahi said “For the upteenth 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.”
Meanwhile, Philip Obin, the manager of the controversial Twitter account, has confirmed that the account was hacked.
Obin, in a tweet said "Account hacked. Efforts to recover it ongoing. Any inconvenience is regretted."
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Philip Obin, according to his Twitter profile, is an All Progressives Congress (APC) member, and the party’s chairmanship candidate, Biase LGA in Cross River state.
Pulse News has contacted Obin and he has not responded yet.