Prince Tunji Moronfoye, the Kwara state Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has retracted the damning allegations he levelled against Governor Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq and the state Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The PDP spokesman, had last Thursday alleged the REC collected a staggering N300m from the governor at a secret meeting between the duo ahead of next year’s general elections.
However, at a press conference in Ilorin on Monday, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Garba Madami, denied the allegation and demanded an official apology to be published in the print and electronic media within 48 hours from Monday or the spokesman will risk legal action.
In his response on Tuesday, Prince Tunji Moronfoye, said in a signed statement of apology that his statement on the issue “was infact misleading and unsubstantiated, especially, where I stated that N300m changed hands.”
The apology statement reads in part; ” I Prince Tunji Moronfoye, the Kwara PDP Publicity Secretary, wishes to retract my press statement titled ” Dark Schemes of a Biased Umpire” released on 16/06/2022.
“The statement was in fact misleading and unsubstantiated especially where I stated N300m changed hands.
“This gross error was discovered after an intense scrutiny of the information released.
“I hereby apologize to Malam Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq, the Executive Governor of Kwara state and Malam Garba Attahiru Madami, the Resident Electoral Commissioner on the issue.
“I am also apologizing for any embarrassment, inconveniences and unpleasantness caused by my thoughtless purported statement,” the spokesman stated.
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