All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that some of its leaders’ phones have been hacked by the Federal Government’s security agencies.
The APC made the allegation on Thursday, February 12, via a statement released by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed.
Some of the allegedly affected APC members include party leader, Bola Tinubu, chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, Rotimi Amaechi, Bukola Saraki and Mohammed himself.
The statement reads:
“As the elections approach, we know the harassment and intimidation will be stepped up. We know our leaders, including the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, former Governor Bola Tinubu, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, former Governor Timipre Sylva, Senator Bukola Saraki and National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, are under surveillance and their phones have been hacked.
“We are aware that several of them, especially the National Publicity Secretary, have been marked down for arrest in the days to come.
“We know there are evil plots to frame some of them on trumped-up charges. We know our lives are in danger. But these and more will not deter us from continuing to act in the national interest or from seeking to effect change through the ballot box.
“Yes, we are alerting Nigerians that if anything happens to us they should know where it is coming from, but for us there is no going back because we are resolute.”
“We are glad that instead of weakening the resolve and enthusiasm of Nigerians, the Presidency-orchestated postponement has further galvanised them to be more determined not only to vote but also to defend their votes.”
Tinubu had earlier alleged that his house had been placed under illegal surveillance and was being guarded by up to 30 soldiers.