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“Nigerian Billionaire” reportedly paid Cambridge Analytica £2m “to orchestrate a ferocious campaign against” Buhari in 2015 Elections – Report

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According to Guardian, “a Nigerian billionaire” in support of the re-election of Goodluck Jonathan hired embattled political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and paid £2 million “to orchestrate a ferocious campaign against his rival, the opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari.”

The report however added that “there is no suggestion Jonathan knew of the covert operation.”

Cambridge Analytica is currently under investigation by the FBI, and was earlier reported to have been suspended from Facebook for misusing user data.

Guardian revealed that the firm in 2015 obtained what was believed to be hacked emails of current president Muhammadu Buhari.

The emails were believed to contain incriminating evidence that would have damaged Buhari’s presidency hopes.

Chief Executive of the company Alexander Nix had asked employees to search the emails, obtained from people believed to be Israeli hackers, for incriminating “material that could be used to damage opposition candidates, including Buhari.”

The employees were however uncomfortable. A source who spoke to Guardian said:

It made everyone feel really uncomfortable. They wanted people to load it into their email programs.

A member of the campaign team who spoke to Guardian said incriminating evidence believed to be contained in the emails most likely included Buhari’s medical records.

I’m 99% sure of that. Or if they didn’t have his medical records they at least had emails that referred to what was going on.

Read the full story on Guardian.

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8 Comments

  1. Lol

    March 22, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    I’ve been waiting for this!
    BN why didn’t y’all post the pics.

  2. Busarni

    March 22, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    A Nigerian Political party invited the INEC chairman to Dubai; where millions of dollars exchanged hands. That party is APC……

  3. hglch

    March 22, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    it is a pity they didnt succeed, instead they allowed that red carp guy and his team outwork them.i hope the person collect refund.

  4. jankara

    March 22, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    but this is a documented fact nah….people did vote for pmb ….now wrongly or rightly so is a debate for another day ..but a lot of cash was paid for documentaries and such things against him ..

  5. Tatafo!

    March 22, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    It’s unfortunate that Buhari has failed to meet the expectations of people because he really won the vote of the people. I just wish there had been a better candidate than Buhari.

    • Aloli

      March 22, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      There is!! FELA DUROTOYE

  6. Professor X

    March 22, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Wasted money. PMB actions and inactions is the best campaign against himself #TheIrony

  7. 9ja

    March 22, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Prolly Jide Omokore… hope he asked for his money back. LMAO!

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