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APC Hacker takes over party’s official Twitter account, handler reacts

According to a tweet from the ruling party’s timeline, the current owner says he bought the account for '$2k'.

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APC National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun

(Guardian Nigeria )

A hacker has taken over the official Twitter account of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to a tweet from the ruling party’s timeline, the current owner says he bought the account for '$2k.'

“I bought this account for 2k $ from the official owner,” the tweet read.

The new owner also said “Our government has created a website in order to give you bitcoins.

“We love our people, enjoy! We are going to raise wages, and for this we want to celebrate this, and give everyone the bitcoins.”

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Account manager confirms hack

Philip Obin, the manager of the APC 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."

INEC's website hacked

In a related development, the website of the Independent National Electoral Commission was hacked.

A group that parade itself as Nigerian Cyber Army has claimed responsibility for the hack.

The hackers said that they hacked and took control of the website to protect results from being manipulated by anyone, through any means.

They also claim to be protecting the rights of Nigerians to elect there leaders.

There has been no official statement  from the APC regarding the tweets from their official account yet.

Pulse News will keep you posted as the news unfolds.

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