SSS plots to use 4 officers, due for retirement, to rig polls – APC

John Odigie Oyegun, APC National Chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over plans by one of the security agencies, apparently acting at the behest of the Jonathan Administration, to harass and intimidate supposed sponsors of the party, as part of ongoing efforts to cripple its activities in the run up to the March 28th polls.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party however said the agency can only target phantom financiers, since the APC is, in reality, being financed by Nigerians, not some money bags.

”We made it clear early on that our party, which has now become a people-driven movement, is being bankrolled by ordinary Nigerians, who have contributed generously to the party through the platforms that we published in the newspapers for all to see.

”Though the federal government has used some national institutions to stifle our party’s fund-raising efforts, Nigerians have utilized the available platforms to make their donations. It is therefore a futile exercise for anyone to harass some innocent people for supposedly financing the APC,” it said.

The APC said security agencies should only serve national, rather than partisan, interests, because while governments will always come and go, Nigeria as a country will remain.

”The information at our disposal about the role of the security agencies in the forthcoming elections is very disturbing, despite the public opprobrium that has greeted the role played by the military in rigging the 2014 Ekiti governorship election.

”For example, there is a plan for at least 500 security agents to apply to work as ad hoc INEC staff so they can rig for the PDP, while military and police uniforms are being sewn in a PDP-controlled state in the South-west, with a view to making them available for PDP thugs to wear on election day, so they can harass and intimidate the opposition

”There is also the disturbing case of four senior officers of the State Security Service (SSS) who are being retained for some ignoble role during the general elections, even though they are already due for retirement. It is interesting that these officers, including three at the states and one at the headquarters of the SSS, are all from the South-East and the South-South, which the Jonathan-led administration considers its stronghold.

”Equally disturbing is the fact that a section of the security services has been making sensitive information available to certain PDP members, including a loose-lipped state Governor, just to get at the opposition. This is sad because Nigeria is bigger than any political party,” the party said.

It therefore appealed to the security agencies to be non-partisan, professional and patriotic in carrying out their duties before, during and after the general elections.

”Put Nigeria first, don’t favour the PDP, don’t favour the APC, don’t favour any party,” the APC told the security agencies.


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  • onyekaokorie

    APC and their false alarm.

    • Abdullahi Abba Bukar

      Their alarm often come to pass. Recall they alerted us that some big guys (Edwin Clark, etc) were trying to shift the election and it comes to be true.

    • #NIGERIASHALLBEFREE

      Onye kini? So they shouldn’t cry out when something’s amiss? You need to have ur thick skull examined!

  • Jack

    The APC should note these people down and if they rig election and trouble starts, the ICC will know the people to prosecute! We know the Shepopo Jonathan as number one and others will follow

  • FortB

    I think it is high time everyone ignores these tissues of lies in thename of propaganda that APC puts out on a daily basis. If no one responds to them, they might just stop regaling our ears with these useless tramps.

  • AboubakarAlahmad

    APC,a collection of hearsay organisation called a political party.It is creative,rumour monger and an out cry class who is afraid of subjecting itself to public polls.
    If you conclude you can’t win on free,transparent and fair platform,it means you stop barking.PDP has it!Tafidan Dogon Daji.

    • Segun Y Esq.

      Shut up omo ale!

  • trippi

    Bla bla bla…

  • Favnat John

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm. APC. you guys mean 4 officers can rig election in this country? Whats really tells Apc or Pdp that they will become winner.?

  • Ailenbata George

    APC is ready to change Nigeria into a federal republic of lies and propaganda

  • APC is full of toilet.Lie lie party.

  • Weeping Nigerian

    It is very disturbing indeed that the SSS which i respected back in the days have fallen in standards as they allow themselves to be use by Political Parties like the PDP…..WE’VE NOT QUICKLY FORGOTTEN HOW THEY SAID APC WAS CLONING PVCs LAST YEAR IN LAG, yet millions of Nigerians saw through their webs of lies and deceit.

  • JibrilMusagroup

    APC will use any little opportunity to blackmail PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan, I wonder why this people have no other job apart from saying rubbish. what all these fake story to do with President Goodluck Jonathan and PDP? It is funny if it happens in Lagos it’s President Goodluck Jonathan. It shows that APC as a party have no business being a party, long live President Goodluck Jonathan, long live PDP,long live Nigeria. #goodluck4president

  • GEJisaDISASTER

    GEJ must go in peace or pieces. No to Poverty Development Party!! No to Ogbanje President!! No to stealing!! no to bribery and corruption!! No to jesus of Okupe and Okrika!!! And no to kindergarten President!!! Buhari all the way!!

  • evi

    I wonder when apc leaders have time to sleep, with the speed with which they manufacture stories.

    • Uzoma John

      They won’t sleep until Nigerians are freed from the grip of evil PDP and GEJ. From your name we know who you are. Very soon the crumbs you are picking would run out. Get ready to go to exile like your fellow PDP and GEJites are preparing to. We must take back our country from these criminal gangs.