APC announces new website, social media accounts, constitutes convention committee

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday announced the debut of its newly-designed website and other official social media accounts.

This is after the party recently acknowledged that it had no official Twitter handle and distanced itself from a Twitter handle, @APCNigeria.

The @APCNigeria twitter handle which is, however, a verified account, on Saturday, made series of controversial tweets making many to believe that the account was hacked.

This same handle had over 700,000 followers and joined Twitter since February 2013.

However, the account later tweeted that it is now being used for bitcoin advertisements.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Bolaji Abdullahi also disclaimed the handle, saying “For the umpteenth time, @APCNigeria IS NOT the official Twitter handle of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In several official statements, we have disclaimed that handle. We view this latest development as a case of criminal impersonation.”

In a statement released by the party on Sunday and signed by Abdullahi, the party said the new website and social media handle will keep members of the public updated on the accomplishments and events of the party.

“The newly-designed website features a streamlined and uncluttered design, offering user-friendly functionality and rich content. This website as well as the official social media accounts offer quick and easy access to essential information and features to keep party members, the media and indeed the general public abreast of party activities, the APC-led federal government and APC-governed states.

“Visitors are encouraged to explore the new website and sign up for APC’s mailing list and newsletter to receive direct emails on the Contact Us page. Also follow the APC on the listed social media accounts.”

The new website and social media accounts are listed below:

Website:      www.officialapcng.com

Twitter:        https://twitter.com/OfficialAPCNg

Facebook:   https://web.facebook.com/officialapcng/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialapcng/

YouTube:    Official APC Nigeria

Meanwhile, APC has constituted a 68-member National Convention Committee.

The list of the committee members was released by the party’s national secretariat in Abuja on Sunday.

The list of the committee indicated that the Governor of Jigawa State, Abubakar Badaru, will chair the committee, while the Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, will be his deputy.

Senator Ben Uwajomogu was named as member/Secretary.

Also listed as members of the committee are 10 state governors and some members of National Assembly, among others.

The governors are Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Kashim Shettima (Borno), Aminu Masari (Katsina), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Ibrahim Gaidam (Yobe) and Ahmed El-Rufai (Kaduna).

Others are Simeon Lalong (Plateau), Bindo Jibrila (Adamawa), Yahaya Bello (Kogi ) and Godwin Obaseki (Edo).

A forner President of the Senate, Senator Ken Nnamani, is also a member.

The senators in the committee are Ahmed Yerima, Adamu Aliero, Danjuma Goje, Abdullahi Adamu, George Akume, suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Andrew Uchendu, Abdullahi Danbaba, Baba Kuka and John Enoh.

Two serving ministers are also in the list. They are: Chris Ngige (Labour and Productivity) and Mr. Uguru Usani (Niger Delta).

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