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DSS tapping opposition leaders’ phone calls – CUPP alleges, tells members what to do


The Coalition of United Political Parties has accused the Department of State Services (DSS) of tapping the telephone conversations of opposition party members in the country.

The CUPP raised this allegation in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja by its national spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere.

The coalition said the conversations which were mainly the opposition’s strategies for the forthcoming elections were being forwarded to political leaders within the ranks of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Consequently, the CUPP called on opposition members to abandon telephone conversations and adopt physical meetings or make use of the Whatsapp platform.

The statement reads in part: “We wish to express our shock and disappointment with the All Progressives Congress and unscrupulous security agencies who, we discovered are taping our leaders’ calls and leaking our electoral strategy.

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“The opposition has uncovered constant taping of our calls and location marking by the ruling APC, using the DSS.

“We are utterly disgusted with this shameless act. This administration has proven that nothing is sacred to them anymore.

“We urge our members to use Wi-Fi network to power their WhatsApp conversations than the use of telecommunications means which they (DSS) easily have access to.

“As for the immoral security agencies who allow themselves to be used by this ruthless government, stop tapping our calls and leaking our electoral strategy, channel your energy to your duty which is serving our country rather than belittling yourselves.”

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INEC to Issue a certificate of Return to Senator’s Elect.

The Independent National Electoral Commission is currently presenting certificates of return to candidates who emerged victorious in the senatorial election held across the country on February 23.

The event is holding at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

The senators-elect are being called states by states to collect their certificates from officials of the
electoral body.

House of Representatives’ members-elect are expected to take their turn later in the day.

INEC had earlier announced that only those whose names appeared on its website as winners of the election would be presented with certificates.

Details later…

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