The leading opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tuesday night, announced the shutting down of its official and verified Twitter handle, @PdpNigeria, citing recent activities on the handle as reasons.
In a statement on its official facebook page signed by the party’s Head of Publicity Division, Chinwe I. Nnorom, the party said no one should take any tweets coming from the handle as from the party.
See full statement;
Shutting Down of PDP official Twitter handle Account @PDPNigeria
The general public may wish to recall that the official twitter handle of our great Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) @PDPNigeria was compromised sometime last year and a statement was issued to that regard to alert unsuspecting members of the public.
However, in view of the recent activities on the handle, I have been directed again to emphasize the shutdown of this twitter account.
All tweets and any communication from the handle @PDPNigeria does not represent the views of the Party forthwith.
We will inform the general public of a new twitter account soon.
Thanks for your understanding.
Adm. Chinwe I. Nnorom
PDP Head of Publicity Division
However check on the twitter account shows it is still very active and still has the official twitter verification badge.