Reps Probe APC’s Alleged Planned Hacking of INEC Database

The House of Representatives has commenced an inquiry into the allegation by the Department of State Services, DSS, that the All Progressives Congress, APC, planned to hack into the database of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The inquiry was instituted subsequent to a motion moved by Leo Ogor, the House Deputy Leader.

“The allegations are weighty and, therefore, it is very important that we investigate its veracity. The probe is not motivated from any political interest; it is in the interest of the 2015 elections” Ogar said.






     

     

    The Deputy House Leader also stated that the allegation called for an urgent and diligent probe because a compromised database on the part of INEC could cast aspersions on the integrity of the 2015 elections.

    Ogar urged the House to institute a probe, stating that the allegation should not be treated with levity because apart from voter registration information and data, the INEC database could also contain information on the strategies and modalities to be deployed by INEC during the election period.

    The DSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, in a press conference on January 7, accused the APC of planning to hack into INEC’s database. This allegation was a new development to the earlier allegation of plotting to clone Permanent Voter’s Cards, PVCs, which came on the heels of the security agency’s November 22 raid of the APC Data Centre in Lagos State.

    The lawmakers have set a two-week deadline for the submission of the report of the probe.

     

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