2015: DSS Bursts APC Plans To Rig, Confiscates Cloned PVC Cards  

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The Department for State Security Services (DSS) on Wednesday

displayed cloned Permanent Voters Card (PVC) allegedly produced by the All

Progressive Congress (APC) in readiness to rig the the February 2015

The APC was also said to have clandestinely registered under aged voters,

babies, infants and even security operatives as well as foreigners as its

members at a building in no 10, Bola Ajibola street, Ikeja, Lagos state.

At a press briefing, spokesperson of the DSS, Marilyn Ogar said

that all arrested suspects have been chaged to court while investigation

is still ongoing to get to the root of the matter and bring all culprits

to book.
“A building located at No. 10, Bola Ajibola Street, Ikeja, Lagos, was

being used for cloning of INEC Permanent Voters Card (PVC) by some

unscrupulous persons with intent to hack into INEC database, corrupt it

and replace same with their own data;
“That upon receiving the said report, the Service immediately took

appropriate steps to investigate same by first seeking and obtaining a

search warrant as required by law. This is contrary to claims by the APC

that the building was accessed illegally. On arriving at the building at

No. 10, Bola Ajibola Street, Ikeja, Lagos, Officers of this Service found

that the building did not have the signpost, banner or flag of any company

or political party;
“In the course of investigation, the following discoveries were made:

A temporary Voters Card; A Permanent Voters Card; In one of the hard

drives is a video of twenty-one (21) hacking tutorials. The tutorial video

focused on the following areas:
“‎How to become a hacker and steps to take to avoid detection in the

process of hacking web servers;
Steps and procedures of system hacking, passwords cracking, decrypting,

escalating access privileges, and creating backdoors to servers;

“It also explicitly explained how to evade security of databases such as

Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), firewalls, and other measures put in

place to deter hackers;
“‎The video outlined ways to identify vulnerabilities in systems and

how to surreptitiously drop a USB flash drive in a target establishment,

which when plugged into any computer, transmits malicious codes enough to

gain access into and compromise the entire system of the target

organization; and
“Finally, the video explains how to hack into the systems of media houses,

with the aim of broadcasting fake stories or headlines.

“It was also discovered that the APC registered under-aged persons

including several infants and babies as members of the party. We know that

Article 9.1 of the APC Party Constitution expressly says: “membership of

the party shall be open to any citizen of Nigeria who has attained the age

of eighteen (18) years and accepts the aims and objectives of the Party…”

“Similarly, the APC registered several security personnel from the

Nigerian Army (NA), the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Nigeria Customs

Service (NCS), Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal

Road Safety Corps (FRSC) among others, in their uniforms as members of the

“Furthermore the APC had multiple registrations of individuals in

multiples of 16, 12, and 10; Several foreigners were also registered as

its members;
“Also, the APC filled forms without passport photographs, and have books

containing names of people with their phone numbers; Equally discovered

were several envelopes containing passport photographs of various

” From the foregoing, we suspect that there was an elaborate and well

articulated plan to inflate the Party's membership data as well as hack

into INEC's voter registration database through the creation of party

membership forms and cards to match INEC's voters register across the

‎”Facts are sacred and opinion free. The arrested suspects have

since been charged to Court, and at the moment investigation is still

ongoing. We shall update the public of further developments. ” Ogar said.

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