Monday, 26 March 2018

Cambridge Analytica: UK firm's parent company reportedly manipulated Nigeria's 2007 elections for PDP.

The company claims that it organised rallies in Nigeria to weaken support for the opposition in 2007.

A UK-based public relations firm, SCL Elections, which later became Cambridge Analytica reportedly manipulated Nigeria's 2007 election that was won by the late Umar Yar'Adua. 

According to a BBC report on Sunday, March 25, 2018, the company organised "anti-election rallies" to demoralise opposition supporters from voting in the elections.

BBC said it saw a brochure published by SCL Elections before 2014 in which the firm boasted about interfering in foreign elections.

One of the elections mentioned in the document was Nigeria's 2007 polls, which observers at the time described as a "charade".

By Dimeji Akinloye.

Full story at Pulse NG.

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