Elections: Group tackles Tambuwal over claims of ‘plot’ to hack INEC server
By Nasir Dambatta in Abuja
A group under the aegis of Sokoto Progressives Solidarity League ( SOPSOL) has come down heavily on Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal for alleging a plot by the ruling APC to hack into INEC servers for a purported rigging of the forthcoming general elections.
Chairman of the League Mohammed Musa Goronyo, in a media statement on Sunday, said Tambuwal was merely crying wolf where there was none. He explained that “the claim, coming from Tambuwal at this point, was a proof that the Governor has started sensing defeat and desperately searching for lame excuses to justify a looming defeat”.
The group was apparently responding to the controversial claim by Tambuwal, who is also the Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum( NGF), that the APC had plan to rig the forthcoming polls. He made the remark at the Presidential campaign rally of the opposition PDP in Kano days ago.
“We are aware that they (APC) have bought hackers to hack the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System(BIVAS), to compromise INEC Servers”, said Tambuwal at the Sani Abacha Stadium, venue of the PDP presidential rally.
In a swift response therefore, SOPSOL called out the Sokoto Governor, urging him to “concentrate on gaining back the political strength and relevance he has been losing, courtesy of the game-changer tactics of opposition APC in his domain”.
The group then said : “It is very clear that Tambuwal is just rising from the ashes of his political Waterloo, following the Mother-of-all APC rallies in Sokoto that witnessed an unprecedented mammoth gathering of electorates and party executives in the recent history of not only the caliphate but the Northwest in its entirety”.
The group also advised the Governor to start writing handing over note for his predecessor in the APC, Alhaji Aliyu Sadik, whose towering political profile and the combined arsenal of godfather of Sokoto politics— Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, have continued to ruffle feathers this season”.