Nigeria 2015 Election

U.K Guardian Report How Billionaire Supporter of Jonathan Hired Cambridge Analytica With $2M to Hacked Buhari’s Emails And Also to Influence 2015 Election In Nigerian

A damning investigative report by U.K Guardian reported how an unidentified billionaire supporter of Jonathan paid a whopping prize of $2m to foreign firm Cambridge Analytica in order to hack Buhari’s Emails and also to influence the 2015 presidential election in favour of the then incumbent Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan.

According to the report published about few hours ago, on Guardian UK online portal titled ” Cambridge Analytica’s ruthless bid to sway the vote in Nigeria ”, says that a London-based data mining and analytic firm, SCL, which is the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, was hired to do the dirty job by an unnamed Nigerian oil billionaire who was afraid of Mr. Jonathan losing the presidential election, the paper reported on Wednesday.

Cambridge Analytica is currently facing global outrage over its misuse of personal data of more than 50 million Facebook users. It has also been mentioned in the alleged rigging of the U.S election in favour of President Donald Trump. A former employee of Cambridge Analytica is quoted to have told the Guardian that the covert campaign in Nigeria was to gulp nearly $2 million, although the election was six to eight weeks away.

The epic revelation of how unnamed billionaire in Nigeria was to rig the 2015 general election in favour of then-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, was revealed by award-winning investigative journalists Carole Cadwalladr.

Goodluck Jonathan
U.K Guardian Report How Billionaire Supporter of Jonathan Hired Cambridge Analytica With $2M to Hacked Buhari’s Emails And Also to Influence 2015 Election In Nigerian (Photo Credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images)

The paper said the strategies involved both ethical and unethical acts like procuring from Israeli computer hackers, hacked information on the then opposition leader, Buhari’s finances and medical records.Cambridge Analytica, the paper said, released “an astonishing and disturbing” video intended to scare voters from giving electoral support to Buhari who eventually defeated Jonathan, anyway.

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The video contained scenes of violent killings in Nigeria, the paper said. “It was voter suppression of the most crude and basic kind. It was targeted at Buhari voters in Buhari regions to basically scare the shit out of them and stop them from voting,” a former contractor with Cambridge Analytica said of the video.

Analyzing the testimony of persons who w orked on ground in Nigeria with Cambridge Analytica during the campaign, the Guardian stated: “Their testimony paints an extraordinary picture of how far a western company would contemplate going in an effort to undermine the democratic process in a country that already struggles to provide free and fair elections.”

Nigerian are curious to know about the billionaire supporter that paid that amount to hired Cambridge Analytica in 2015.

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