Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in Kwara State, Malam Garba Attairu Madami, has demanded an official apology within 48hours from the state Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for alleged defamation of character.
Briefing newsmen in Ilorin on Monday, Garba, said he will seek redress in court if the party refuses to do a public apology in the print and electronic media within 48 hours starting from today, Monday.
” I am giving Kwara PDP forty-eight hours for a public apology in print and electronic media of which after expiration, I will take a legal action for defamation of character and assassination of my integrity built over 40 years and has been one of my life proven here in Kwara since assumption of office, July 25th,2018.”
Reacting to allegations levelled by the spokesman of the PDP, Prince Tunji Moronfoye, in which the Resident Electoral Commissioner was alleged to have collected N300m from the ruling APC government of Governor Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq, to manipulate the 2023 general elections in the state, Garba, described it as “unfounded, baseless and a pack of lies, therefore, ”I demand proof of the allegations and evidence.”
He also described another allegation where he was quoted to have said at a management meeting of the commission that ” I totally hate Saraki and will do anything in my power to stop him in Kwara State” as totally false, lies with intent to defame his integrity and name.