The Buhari Media organization (BMO) has expressed shock over the long silence by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to claims by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to have had access to its backend servers. Chairman and secretary of the group, Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Madueke, respectively stated the long silence was worrisome and frightening. It
The Buhari Media organization (BMO) has expressed shock over the long silence by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to claims by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to have had access to its backend servers.
Chairman and secretary of the group, Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Madueke, respectively stated the long silence was worrisome and frightening.
It said the claim by the PDP that it had gained illegal access to the servers of INEC through the assistance of some INEC officials was too grave a criminal confession for the electoral Commission to keep mum, as if it had consented to such a notorious allegation of breach.
The pro Buhari group said “This is most frightening. That INEC is not alarmed or bothered by such blatant claim by the PDP to have procured the hacking of its systems – whether it is false or not – is most worrisome.
“We would have expected INEC to swing into clearing the air immediately and distancing itself from such a criminal conduct. But INEC has kept a deafening silence.
“INEC’s silence on this confession of criminality against it is not golden. It is suspicious and carries a weight of taint that must be called out.
“It can be likened to a scenario where a thief says he has robbed a bank and the bank remains silent on the confession of robbery against it, whether its safes and moneys are intact or not. Silence is very weighty in any such instance”.
BMO said that it knew that the claim by the PDP that it was in possession of results fraudulently fetched from the INEC servers was “a hoax and only an exhibition of the innate fraudulent character of the PDP.
According to the group, which cited an instance, the so-called results did not tally with reality, with fundamental errors such as the absence of votes of other political parties that participated during the election.
Still, we believe that INEC ought not to be silent in the face of such wild allegations.
“The very character of the PDP is one of fraud, dishonesty and malfeasance; it is not out of its character to have made moves to procure the hacking into the INEC servers by some of the Commission’s staff.
Its Freudian slip of this admission of the stupid attempt, however unsuccessful, must be dealt with and addressed with all sense of seriousness. This, INEC has failed to do.”
The group said that the recent claim by the PDP to have colluded with INEC staff to have access to INEC’s back-end servers raises serious posers as to an unholy romance between INEC and the PDP.