8 Jan 2015

APC describes DSS hack allegation as hogwash

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed as hogwash the findings of the DSS following its raid on the party's offices in Lagos, saying the findings presented to the media by the agency on Wednesday were a great disservice to Nigeria and an embarrassment to all intelligence-gathering organizations around the world.

In a statement issued on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party also described the timing of the release of the findings as a plot orchestrated in collusion with the PDP to distract the APC from its ongoing campaigns for next month's elections.

It described as disingenuous, flimsy, premeditated, partisan and an irritant the conclusion that the APC had an ''articulated plan to inflate the party's membership data as well as hack into INEC's voter registration database through the creation of party membership forms and cards to match INEC's voters register across the country''.

''First the DSS and the PDP said the APC was cloning Permanent Voters Cards at the raided office, without a shred of evidence. Now, after a 'painstaking' investigation, the DSS has found out that the APC was only planning to inflate its membership data and then hack into INEC's database. And this is the outcome of its massive, months-long investigations?”

Credit: Onyebuchi Ezigbo/ThisDay

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