PVC Cloning Accusation: Make Your Findings Public, APC Challenges DSSFeatured, Latest News, Nigeria 2015 Election Monday, December 1st, 2014
The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the Department of State Security (DSS) to immediately tell Nigerians the outcome of its investigations into the cooked-up allegation of PVC cloning which forced its men to unlawfully invade the party’s offices in Lagos over a week ago.
In a statement issued in Abuja Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, APC offered if no evidence of PVC cloning was found, the DSS should apologize to Nigerians for acting on the basis of faulty intelligence.
The said any further delay in telling Nigerians the findings of the investigations, after almost 10 days, could mean that the security outfit was trying to manufacture evidence to support its misguided intelligence.
”Without carrying out any investigation and with no shred of evidence, the DSS gleefully announced to the world that they stormed our data centre because they got information that Permanent Voters Cards were being cloned there.
”On the basis of this uncorroborated announcement, the PDP categorically accused the APC of cloning PVCs. It is now over a week since the DSS carted away materials and computer servers after ransacking our offices for over two hours. The agency’s experts must have analyzed the information in the materials and on the servers.
”Therefore, we are now asking them to immediately announce their findings to the world. After all, it took them only a few hours after their Gestapo-like invasion of our offices before they issued their baseless allegation of PVC cloning to justify their action,” APC challenged.
The opposition party stated while it has gone to court to seek redress, the DSS still owed Nigerians an explanation and, if indeed no evidence of card cloning was found, an unreserved apology to them (Nigerians).
The party advised the DSS to always endeavour to act professionally and fairly in carrying out its duties, rather than taking beer parlour gossips as useful intelligence, adding: ”It is this type of faulty intelligence that has been stifling the efforts to deconstruct Boko Haram and facilitate the battle to end the insurgency which daily recorded killing and maiming of innocent Nigerians.
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