Nigeria’s rulling party has been thrown into turmoil following the hacking of its official twitter handle @APCNigeria.
Recall that the party had disowned the handle after it lost control over it a few weeks back. The party blamed one of its social media managers, Phillip Obin for hacking into the accounts. But truth be told, Phillip Obin took over the account and sold it to the highest bidder.
Right now the party is in chaos as they prepare for the 2019 elections withoutg an official twitter account for a effective social campaign.
The party had won the 2015 elections because of its effective use of the new media but now the hopes of winning the upcoming presidential elections have been das skewed following the loss of its principal twitter account that has been verified with over 700,000 followers.
The new handler of the twitter account who claims to have both the account from the admin for $2,000 has threatened to publish the direct messages with the Nigerian army and Bukola Saraki if the government does not pay him $100,000 in bitcoins. The APC government cannot request for Twitter to shut down the account because it had few weeks ago denied any affiliations with the twitter handle @APCNigeria. That’s how they denied their promises.