The APC is alleging that the phones of its national leaders including Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Bola Tinubu, Rotimi Amaechi, Timipree Sylva and others have been hacked. In a statement released yesterday Feb. 12th, the APC also alleged that there are plans to arrest its National Publicity secretary Lai Mohammed in the coming days. The statement in part reads;
“As the elections approach, we know the harassment and intimidation will be stepped up. We know our leaders, including the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, former Governor Bola Tinubu, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, former Governor Timipre Sylva, Senator Bukola Saraki and National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, are under surveillance and their phones have been hacked. We are aware that several of them, especially the National Publicity Secretary, have been marked down for arrest in the days to come.
We know there are evil plots to frame some of them on trumped-up charges. We know our lives are in danger. But these and more will not deter us from continuing to act in the national interest or from seeking to effect change through the ballot box. Yes, we are alerting Nigerians that if anything happens to us they should know where it is coming from, but for us there is no going back because we are resolute.”
We are glad that instead of weakening the resolve and enthusiasm of Nigerians, the Presidency-orchestated postponement has further galvanized them to be more determined not only to vote but also to defend their votes.
Nigerians must demand and insist that the elections be held as rescheduled, that there will be no interim government or tenure elongation. Nigerians have the power to forge change with their voter’s cards and no one must deny them that right,”