The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to an allegation by the All Progressives Congress, APC, that it was plotting to hire Russian hackers ahead of the 2019 general elections.
APC had alleged that the former ruling party had hired the services of a Russian hacker in order to break into the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to manipulate 2019 election results.
Reacting to the allegation, spokesperson of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, wondered why APC was making the allegation on behalf of the electoral body.
In a statement over the weekend, Ologbondiyan said, “APC is on the throes of death and as such it is clutching on straws for survival.
“How comes APC is making allegations on behalf of INEC if they are not in cahoots to rig the 2019 election. How comes APC is alleging of a plot to hack into the commission’s system even when the body had dismissed the possibility of such an occurrence.
“The allegation is a product of an infantile thinker and no serious minded Nigerian will waste a second of his or her precious time on this.”