How politicians offered me huge amount of money to rig 2019 elections – Kwara REC

Garba Attahiru Madami, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kwara, has disclosed how he was offered a huge amount of money to rig the 2019 elections in the state.

Okay Nigeria understands that he didn’t mention any candidate or party that offered him the money to indulge in such irregularities.

Madami stated that he rejected the money and stood his ground, even though the amount he was offered was very “tempting”.

In his words:

“There was pressure by politicians who offered me money to compromise the 2019 general election in Kwara state but I stood my ground and refused to give in.”

“The nature of our job at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is too tempting.

“It is left between you and God to do the right thing and keep your integrity or compromise and lose your integrity. You may even go to jail.

“The politicians have money and some of them feel that they can buy anybody with the money. It is a matter of integrity, it is left for you to be careful and work transparently to keep your integrity.

“What I did in Kwara state before the elections was to go on air and tell the people that no amount of money can buy me.

“I made them to understand that their votes will count and was not ready to compromise.”

Muhammad A. Aliyu

Muhammad Ameer Aliyu, is a prolific journalist who joined Okay Nigeria in 2015 with the aim staying committed to bringing more positive growth to the digital news platform. He is the Senior editor at Okay Nigeria.
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