Mr Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary of PDP

PDP Decommissions Twitter and Facebook Accounts Over Hacking

PDP Vows to Protect its Identify, But Open to Merger

Mr Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary of PDP. Photo Credit: Champions Newspapers

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has deactivated its Twitter and Facebook accounts until further notice. The accounts were brought down today Monday 18 May following a reported hacking incident on the accounts.

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In a statement released by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in Abuja, the Party is claiming that the much publicised Sunday report that the PDP was taking responsibility for the failure of Nigeria in the past 16 years did not emanated from them nor express position of the Party.

Metuh further noted that contrary to the statement by hackers, the party had a robust record of achievements in all sectors of the country’s national life within the period.

He went further to describe the situation as embarrassing, noting shutting down the Twitter and a Facebook accounts was the only way to put a stop to the embarrassing trend and also to allow for a total rebranding that also falls under part of their plan for the party.

He said: “To halt the embarrassing trend in our social media handles, the party has decided to de-commission our official twitter and facebook accounts for now, to pave the way for proper overhaul of the system.

“The foregoing is pursuant to our determination to rebuild and re-position our great party, instill discipline in our fold, check unnecessary divergences and put the PDP on a strong footing to regain power in 2019.”