PDP planning to use Russians to hack INEC database, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that there is a plot by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to use some Russians to hack the database of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the 2019 general election.

Yekini Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the ruling party made the allegation in an interactive session with journalists on Friday in Abuja.

Nabena said this is the reason PDP leaders called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral act amendment bill into law.

He said the call on the president to sign the bill is a strategy that was agreed on in Dubai.

“The electoral Act we are using now was created by the PDP. You created a bill and now, you are afraid to use the bill that you created,” he said.

“Does that sound right? What the PDP are doing right now is playing out what they designed in Dubai. They started with inciting a strike from labour on the minimum wage to cause problem in the country, it didn’t work. They brought ASUU strike which also did not work and they now tried to create fuel scarcity.

“These were all part of the plots they planned in Dubai. The next plan is on the electoral act amendment bill. Their plan is that if the president refuse to sign the bill, they will go and demonstrate and we are waiting for them. How can you put in the bill that once the votes are cast, you just transmit instead of counting first. That is part of their Dubai plot.

“They planned to bring some Russians to help them hack the system. That is their joker. Once the president signs the bill, they will just bring in the Russians to help them hack into the system. Saraki and others went to Russia and they have their plan to hack the system, input their figures after results have been transmitted electronically which will now be announced.”

Nabena accused the opposition party of “trying to bring in money into the system.”

“We all know what they are trying to do. They also trying to bring in money into the system,” he said.

“All these vote buying won’t work this time around because they have failed this time around. Look at Obasanjo who is talking. PDP set up all these electoral bills. Was it the APC that introduced incident form? So, why are they afraid of their own shadow?”

TheCable was unable to reach Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the opposition party, as of the time this report was filed.

Calls to his line did not go through.

Russians were accused of interfering with the 2016 elections in the US.