Malam Garba Madami, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara has said that he was offered money and women by politicians to compromise the results of the recently concluded 2019 general elections in the state.
What he said:
- “There was pressure by politicians who offered me money to compromise the 2019 general elections in Kwara state but I stood my ground and refused to give in.”
- “They sent women to me to woo me when they saw that I refused their monetary offers but I can’t be wooed by women. I have one wife and I have been faithful to my wife.”
Madami claimed that members of his staff were also able to work according to the guidelines because he had secret agents watching them. “I got three of them on tape compromising, I used them as an example which resulted in others sitting up,” he said.
“Today, I can hold my head high anywhere in Kwara State because no one can accuse me of compromising the electoral process.”
Madami, however, stated that some of his colleagues compromised their positions, insisting that about 50 percent of his colleagues failed the integrity test.
Bottomline: Kwara was one of the states that saw a massive electoral upset with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) losing the governorship as well as the majority in the state assembly. Senate President Bukola Saraki also lost his reelection bid to the senate.