Local Organising committee chairman of the 2018 African Athletics Championships, Solomon Ogba has given columnist, Ruben Abati 48 hours to withdraw his statement that Asaba 2018 was disgraceful and unfortunate.

In a statement by the head of media committee Olukayode Thomas, Ogba said it is regrettable that Abati wrote authoritatively about a subject he has no first hand information on.

Ogba said the Championship had hitches which were dealt with swiftly and the few countries involved were grateful for the manner in which the issues were resolved.

“Compared to previous African Championships, we witnessed the least complaints, especially in the areas of feeding, accommodation and transportation”.