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I rejected money offered by polticians to compromise 2019 general elections ―Kwara Rec



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Malam Garba Madami, Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kwara, on Monday said some politicians offered him money to compromise the 2019 elections in the state but that he refused.

Madami, who made this known to newsmen 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.

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

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“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,”

Garba said his ultimate goal in the election was to make Nigeria and INEC proud, adding that one of his major challenges in the state was to unite the staff of the commission for optimal performance.

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