.…Directs member parties to abandon phone conversation, as it accuses DSS, Police, others of recording calls, SMS, location.
By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA–THE Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Wednesday, accused the nation’s security and intelligence agencies of not only tapping but also bugging telephone calls of opposition leaders in the country.
The coalition alleged that the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services, DSS among others were recording telephone calls, conversation and locations to feed the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on the opposition strategies ahead of the general elections.
CUPP, in a statement by its 1st National Spokesman, Ikenga Ugochinyere, directed member of its member political parties to
“Use Wi-Fi network to power their Whatsapp than the use telecommunications means which they easily have access to.”
The full statement read:” “We wish to express our shock and disappointment with the All Progressive Congress and unscrupulous security agencies whom we discovered are taping are taping our leaders calls and leaking our electoral strategy.
“The opposition has uncovered constant taping of our calls and location marking by the outgoing APC, using the DSS. We are utterly disgusted with this shameless act. This administration has proven that nothing is sacred to them anymore.
“The APC led administration is officially raving mad. Behaving like lunatics and throwing caution to the winds. They invaded our democracy, gradually turning it to tyranny, they have tried to take over our judiciary, restrict freedom of speech, expression and movement. Now they are invading the privacy of opposition leaders, by recording opposition calls, making their locations and endangering the lives of Opposition leaders.
“We urge our members to please abandon phone conversations and use physical meetings or the social media known as whatsapp which the messages and calls are now secured with end-to-end encryption.
“We also urge our members to use Wi-Fi network to power their Whatsapp than the use telecommunications means which they easily have access to.
“As for the immoral security agencies who allow themselves to be used by this ruthless government, stop taping our calls and leaking our electoral strategy, channel your energy to your duties which is serving our country rather than belittling yourselves and becoming lapdogs for these lunatics.
“We call on the APC members to press pause to their raving madness for once and do something right. Focus on having credible polls like you all preach on daily and allow the people’s voice to be heard.”