BREAKING: APC accused Peter Obi and Atiku of using Russian hackers to prevent INEC from uploading election results
APC has accused Peter Obi and Atiku of using Russian hackers to prevent INEC from uploading election results
On Friday, chief mobiliser for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just-concluded presidential election, Ekene Enefe, accused leading opposition parties, the Labour Party and Peoples Democratic Party, of spamming the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with several hack attacks.
According to Mr Enefe, the attacks were aimed at compromising the commission’s server to produce election results which are only favourable to their parties against the actual will of the voters.
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Speaking on Friday, Mr Enefe accused the parties of hiring foreign hackers to intrude on INEC’s server, an action which he later described as unsuccessful.
“Each party has a situation room. They (sic) …the result and they knew they were losing and they want to cling on something and what they want to cling on was the transmission of the result from the portal. People don’t know how many times INEC server was hacked and attacked and these were done by political parties that brought in Russian and Israeli hackers (sic) …to hack into INEC server and to transmit their own results and create chaos,” he said. “None of them succeeded.”
He further said the repeated hack attempts by opposition parties made the electoral body unable to transmit results electronically, stating, “That’s why, to the best of my knowledge, the election was not transmitted on INEC server.”
But the PDP, Atiku Abubakar’s spokesman, said, “It appears to me that this is a case of turning defence to attack. Tinubu and the APC compromised both the INEC chairman and INEC as an institution. The results were predetermined.”
“Is the APC trying to accuse the PDP of what they actually did?” added Mr Ibe.
The Labour Party could not be reached immediately for comments.
INEC’s spokesman Festus Okoye did not respond to requests seeking clarifications on the matter.