Alleged Cloning Of PVC: PDP Says It Will Resist APC’s Attempt To ‘Truncate’ Democracy.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said it will resist attempts by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC0, to truncate democracy in the country.
The party against the backdrop of the allegation by the Department of State Security Service (DSS), that the APC office it raided on Saturday was used in the cloning of INEC’s PVC card and to hack into the database of the electoral commission.
The PDP statement sighned by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisah Metuh reads:
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.
Indeed, Nigerians now know on what strength the APC, 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.
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.
Nigerians that the APC may have already started cloning ballot papers and other election documents.
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.
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.
Nigerians have made huge sacrifices for the democracy we enjoy today and we cannot afford to surrender it on the altar of blind ambition and
narrow interest of the APC.
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