The Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has tendered an apology to the state Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mallam Garba Attairu Madami, over allegations of partisanship.
He was accused of flirting with the State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, by its Publicity Secretary, Tunji Moronfoye.
Madami had then demanded an official apology within 48 hours from the PDP for alleged defamation.
In a statement in Ilorin on Tuesday, the PDP Publicity Secretary said: “I Prince ‘Tunji Moronfoye, the Peoples Democratic Party (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 that the sum of N300m changed hands.
“This gross error was discovered after intense scrutiny of the information released.
“I hereby apologise to Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq the executive governor of Kwara State and Mal. Garba Attairu Madami the Kwara State resident Electoral Commissioner on the above issue.
“I am also apologising for any embarrassment, inconveniences and unpleasantness caused by my thoughtless purported statement.”