The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has said its campaign website was hacked by unknown hackers.
This came after an article, with the title “our first priority is keeping America safe and secure.” was seen on the website, which sparked allegations of plagiarism.
After a lot of condemnation, the party has now come out to say the content was posted on the site by unknown hackers.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, which was released via twitter, the party said: “Our attention has just been drawn to the fact that the APC’s official campaign website, apc.com.ng has been hacked with unauthorised content posted on our pages. Steps are underway to clean it up, strengthen the security, and restore it as soon as possible.
“We won’t allow the desperate people to succeed in their evil plots.”
Our attention has just been drawn to the fact that the APC's official website, https://t.co/kVKPl8QWfd has been hacked with unauthorised content posted on it. I have asked that the site be taken down. Steps underway to clean it up. We won't allow them succeed in their evil plots
— Lanre Issa-Onilu (@onailu07) January 12, 2019
In 2018, the ruling party also reported that its twitter account had been hacked after allegations that it was sold to a foreigner.
The website is currently under maintenance.