The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has shut down its former Twitter handle @Pdpnigeria and re-launched a new handle @officialpdpnig.
In a statement signed by head, publicity division for the national publicity secretary, Adm. Chinwe I. Nnorom, the party said the decision became necessary due to the frequent unauthorized and embarrassing tweets that emanate from the handle tweeted by the handlers claiming to represent the PDP.
Announcing the closure on behalf of the Ahmed Makarfi led national caretaker committee, Nnorom said: “Following these developments, the Party hereby informs all its members, supporters, friends, the Media and general public to ignore and disregard any tweet from the Handle @pdpnigeria forthwith.
“In view of the above, the Party has immediately re-launched a new Handle,@officialpdpnig to form part of the Social Media Platform of our great Party for ease of communication, administration and control.
“In addition, the leadership has also frowned at the incessant and unauthorized 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 unauthorized statements on Buhari”; and urged members nationwide to desist from making official statement(s)on behalf of the Party without authorization.”
The party also said it has no position of “Director of New Media” and did not appoint anybody for such position.