Monday, March 26

Fani Kayode talks about PDP hiring cambridge analytica to hack Buhari's records


A former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani Kayode has reacted to reports that former ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party hired a foreign data firm, Cambridge Analytica to hack President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical records during the 2015 General Elections.
 
While speaking on Channels TV, Sunday politics programme, the former aviation minister disclosed that the PDP did not dig into the personal records of President Muhammadu Buhari or any member of the opposition during the 2015 Elections. He claims that the PDP has no links to the company and did not engage in anything illegal or Criminal.

It was earlier reported that a whistle-blower, an ex-employee of Cambridge Analytica claimed that the firm interfered in Nigeria’s 2015 elections by hiring hackers to dig information about President Muhammadu Buhari who was a candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).

FFK said: “As far as the presidential campaign organisation is concerned, we have absolutely no links whatsoever with this company or with anybody that seeks to do anything that is illegal or criminal or to undermine any government or anyone that wants to run for an electoral position in this country.

“At no point was the PDP Campaign organisation mentioned or anybody that was the member of the PDP mentioned in this allegation. The report had no evidence to suggest the Jonathan was involved.

“I know former President Jonathan enjoyed a lot of goodwill in a number of places. What the report said was that a billionaire who was Jonathan’s friend and a couple of his agents met them and asked them to find information in an illegal manner.

“I think what should be done is to establish the name of this Nigerian billionaire and pose these questions to them and not to us,”

Revealing how the PDP got information about Buhari’s medical and academic record that the PDP vehemently pointed out during the 2015 election campaigns, Fani-Kayode attribute this to his prowess as a historian and a professional who ask a lot of questions.

He clearly pointed out that the PDP is not in the business of hacking into people’s personal information data or employing others to do so.

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