The All Progressives Congress has accused Federal Government security agencies of hacking the mobile phones of a former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, Senator Bukola Saraki, its National Chairman Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. The party also says it’s fully aware that the PDP led Government is planning to arrest some party leaders as the elections approach and they are also fully aware that their lives are in danger. Read the statement after the cut.
“As the elections approach, we know the harassment and intimidation will be stepped up. We know our leaders, including the National Chairman Chief John Oyegun, National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Gov. Rotimi Amaechi, former Gov. Timipre Sylva, Senator Bukola Saraki and National Publicity Secretary Alhaji Lai Mohammed, are under surveillance and their phones being 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,” it said.
They also thanked Nigerians for their support so far, especially since the postponement of the elections which was aimed at dampening the enthusiasm of the citizens, and urged them not to relent.
“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,” the statement said.
The party called on President Jonathan to remember the verdict of history and call his people to order, stating that history will judge no one but him even for the actions of his supporters.