The All Progressives Congress (APC) has exposed the plan by the
Jonathan Administration and the PDP to render card readers ineffective
on election day, with a view to justifying their fears about the use
of the card readers and ultimately to scuttle the polls.
”We can authoritatively inform Nigerians that the morbid fear of card
readers by the Jonathan Administration and the PDP has now been
translated into concrete action: They have hired an Israeli, Gyora
Berger, to do the dirty job of jamming the card readers,” the party
said in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by its National
Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
”To those who might accuse us of crying wolf, they should realize
that every alarm we have raised in the past has been true, including
that the Jonathan Administration was pushing for the postponement of
the elections and that they are mortally afraid of the use of PVCs and
APC said the Israeli was hired specifically to develop three prototype
card reader jammers, and he has now developed three of such jammers
(25 metres, 50 metres and 100 metres range) to be carried in the
pockets of trusted PDP stalwarts on election day with a view to
disabling the card readers within the state radius.
The party said that apart from disabling the card readers, the jammers
will also disable all telephones, iPads, etc within the states radius
of those carrying them on their persons.
It said an an order has been placed for 75,000 pieces of the jammers
at a cost of 200 US dollars per piece, bringing the total cost to 15
million dollars. The jammers will be air freighted to Nigeria next
”The plan is to deploy the card jammers to the areas deemed to be the
strongholds of the APC, such as the North-west, North-east ,
North-central and the South-west.
”It is the planned procurement of the jammers that have given the
confidence to the Administration and party officials to continuously
boast that Buhari will never rule Nigeria, and also the reason why a
chieftain of the PDP boasted last week that the card readers won’t
work, thus advising INEC to make alternative arrangements,” APC said.
The party said the Israeli, who has agreed to do the dirty job for a
desperate Jonathan Administration and the PDP, is an enemy of Nigeria
and Nigerians, who does not mind if the nation burns, as long as he
has collected his pay for the dirty job for which he has been hired.
It said because the opposition party has become a movement which is
being propelled by the people themselves, it is difficult, if not
impossible, for the Jonathan Administration and the PDP to succeed in
their devilish intentions of rigging, sabotaging or scuttling the
”We have consistently said power resides in the people, irrespective
of what the government of the day might think. When the people are
determined to vote out any government, no amount of money, evil plots
and shenanigans can save that government, as the Jonathan
Administration will find out in two weeks,” APC said.