Adamu Garba, the CEO of IPI Group, claims he asked Google to remove his social media platform, Crowwe App, from the Google Playstore because he wanted to update the code.
Garba, a senior member of the All Progressives Congress, revealed as much in an interview with The PUNCH on Monday.
He also stated that the app would be available by Tuesday at the latest.
Thousands of Nigerians have flocked to Crowwe since Twitter was stopped 10 days ago, according to the APC chieftain, who sued Twitter last year for its participation in the #EndSARS protests.
As a result, Garba revealed that he asked Google to remove the app in order to make some modifications.
Garba denied that the software was withdrawn because of complaints from Nigerians, saying that Google does not delete apps from its Playstore just because of complaints.
Garba added, “We took down Crowwe App because we are trying to update the codes and then put it back up. There are some bugs which we identified which can prevent future downloads so we decided to bring it down, edit the code and then put it back up.
“Yes, a lot of people have been posting reports but it has no effect on the app. The truth is that before you publish an app, you have to pass through a lot of audits and a lot of these people commenting don’t know.
“The app being installed has nothing to do with the user but has everything to do with the app itself. There is a bug affecting the contact list information so we had to submit a support report to take it down which was done. We are almost done with the publishing and we will push it back and it might be installed tonight or tomorrow morning.”