The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said it has been vindicated by yesterday’s revelation by the Department of State Security Services that the All Progressives Congress, APC, planned to compromise the electoral process by hacking into INEC’s data base, with the aim of rigging the February general elections.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Wednesday, said Nigerians and the international community can now see that the ruling party was not crying wolf when it earlier raised an alarm that the opposition party was cloning INEC’s Permanent Voters Card, PVC, and utilizing technologies to hack into the commission’s data base.
“When we alerted Nigerians that the APC is on a sinister mission against this country some people dismissed us as crying wolf and playing to the gallery. Now that they have been exposed, the world can see that the APC is indeed a party of criminals in desperate quest for power.
“Everyone now knows on what strength a party which lacks genuine followership among the people has been boasting that it will emerge victorious in the elections with threats of violence if it loses.
“It is shocking that while other parties are working hard to win votes, the APC was busy procuring hacking equipment and training their members on how to subvert the will of the people and steal their mandate. This is indeed a slap in the face of Nigerians and the worst assault on our democracy.
“What can the supporters of the APC say now that they have been exposed? What can they say now that the true colour of a party, which has been parading itself in a messianic robe has finally been revealed?
“The APC and its leaders, especially its Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, with his so-called moral credentials, are a huge disgrace to our nation. They have proven to be persons of questionable character who should not be entrusted with leadership. They should hide their faces in shame and seek forgiveness from God and the people”, the statement said.
Calling on Nigerians to continue to be vigilant, Metuh urged the security agencies not to rest on their oars while charging INEC to ensure that “it is not complicit in this heinous crime against the Nigerian state and its people”.
The ruling party also urged that all those found culpable in the criminal plot should be made to face the full wrath of the law.