'Stop Raising False Alarms', Presidency Advises PDP
The Presidency is at it again with the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
This time, it is about the PDP’s alleged role in the mass data harvesting at the heart of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal.
And it follows the revelation that the party hacked into Candidate Muhammadu Buhari’s personal data in the run up to the 2015 general elections.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, wants the opposition to stop raising ‘false alarms’ in order to gain public sympathy and divert attention from its abysmal past record and failures.
He stated that the PDP’s decision to drag the All Progressives Congress (APC) and INEC to the United Nations over alleged plan or plot to rig the 2019 general elections were not only laughable and puerile, but they also demonstrated the level of desperation that was haunting the opposition leaders.
Shehu enjoined the PDP to address the concerns raised about its role in the scandal, saying that “nothing undermines a country’s democracy as such unfair practices’’.
He said: “That is why President Nixon resigned to avoid impeachment when they hacked into the opposition, Democratic Party records, and this is why a Special Counsel is investigating the alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election, and if President Donald Trump’s campaign is complicit in the attempted subversion of democracy in that country.”
According to him, Buhari is passionately committed to free and fair elections in the country.