The Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party used Russian hackers to prevent the INEC server from transmitting election results – APC
Ekene Enefe, chief mobiliser for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the recently ended presidential election, has accused key opposition parties, the Labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party, of spamming the INEC system with repeated hack attacks.
According to Mr. Enefe, the attacks were intended at compromising the commission’s server in order to produce election results that were only favorable to their parties and did not reflect the true will of the voters.
On ARISE TV on Friday, Mr Enefe accused the parties of employing foreign hackers to infiltrate INEC’s server, an action he later condemned as futile.
“Each party has a crisis room. They (sic) (sic)…the result, and they realized they were losing, and they wanted to hold to something, and what they wanted to clutch to was the portal’s transmission of the result. People don’t know how many times the INEC server was hacked and attacked, and these were carried out by political parties who hired Russian and Israeli hackers (sic) to break into the INEC server and send their own results, causing pandemonium,” he claimed. “None of them were successful.”
He went on to say that the electoral authority was unable to send results electronically due to persistent hacking attempts by opposition parties, adding, “That’s why, to the best of my knowledge, the election was not transmitted on INEC server.”