PDP Shuts Down Twitter Handle, Disowns Deji Adeyanju
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disowned Prince Deji Adeyanju as its director of New Media.
The party also announced the closure of its official twitter handle, @pdpnigeria, which Adeyanju uses to tweet messages on behalf of PDP.
In its place, the party said it has re-launched a new handle, @officialpdpnig, and warned members of unauthorised statements on its behalf.
Adeyanju, one of the aspirants for the position of National Publicity Secretary in the August 17 botched National Convention, had issued a number of statements on behalf of PDP last week, which attracted wide publicity.
But the party in a statement on Monday by Mrs. Chinwe Nnorom, head, Publicity Division, claimed that the closed twitter handle was hacked into, and urged members of the public to ignore and disregard any tweet from the Handle @pdpnigeria forthwith.
”In addition, the leadership has also frowned at the incessant and unauthorised statements that are being issued by some party members purported to have spoken for and on behalf of the party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“For the record, you may recall that the National Publicity Secretary on June 17, 2015 issued a statement Titled: “PDP Disown group over unauthorised statements on Buhari”; and urged members nationwide to desist from making official statement(s) on behalf of the party without authorisation,” the statement recalled.