November 24, 2014 – The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has alleged that the All Progressive Congress(APC) has set up 36 cloning and hacking centres across the federation in a desperate bid to win elections.
In a statement signed by Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, the party described the development as a dubious machination to subvert the will of the people.
“We believe that the APC, in its desperate attempt to grab power by all means, has already established cloning and hacking centers in all the 36 states of the federation to actualize their dubious machination to subvert the will of the people.
“We insist that the cloning of INEC PVCs is criminal and strikes at the very heart of our electoral process. We share the fear of a majority of Nigerians that the APC may have already started cloning ballot papers and other election documents”, he said, adding that Nigerians now know on what strength the APC, which it described as a party that clearly lacks genuine followership among the citizens, has been boasting that they will emerge victorious in the 2015 general elections and threatening to form a parallel government if they lose.
“Since its formation, the APC has been accusing everyone including INEC and security agencies of working to rig the 2015 elections in favour of the PDP. Little did Nigerians realize that such were smokescreens designed to divert attention from their heinous and unpatriotic plots.
‘It is in this regard that we call on all Nigerians and lovers of democracy across the world to note the desperation of the APC. Our citizens must therefore remain vigilant and resist any attempt by the APC to steal their mandate.
He explained that at the weekend, the Directorate of State Security (DSS) made a shocking discovery to the effect that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has been engaged in the cloning of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) and utilizing
technologies to hack into INEC’s data base to compromise the 2015 general elections.
“This discovery at the APC office in Lagos is a clear confirmation of our stand, and fears by well-meaning Nigerians of APC’s criminal desperation, lust for power, plot to cause confusion and truncate our democracy.
“We also call on security agencies to fully investigate this atrocious cloning and ensure that whoever is found culpable faces the full weight of the law.This development also places an additional burden on INEC, which must now work to prove that it is not complicit in this heinous crime against the Nigerian state and its people”, PDP said.