A board member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and an aspirant for the vice-presidency in the forthcoming elections into federation’s executive committee, Alhaji Shehu Adamu, has dismissed last Tuesday’s congress, which returned Chris Giwa as the new President. Musa called the proceedings a sham.
Speaking exclusively to Sahara Sports yesterday, the former Kaduna State Commissioner of Sports warned that there cannot be an election when all the requirements are not met.
“We have already met with the [Secretary to the Government of the Federation] where we decided on the roadmap to follow as far as charting a new course for Nigeria’s football is concerned but unfortunately some people are hell bent on bringing the game to ridicule or how can one explain how eight to ten people that do not form a quorum, in the absence of the secretary general who is supposed to be the one that will take notes and report to FIFA say they had elections,” the former FIFA LOC chairman said.
“As far as the majority of us are concerned, the agreements we had in the presence of the SGF still stands which [was] for Tuesday to be an ordinary congress and September 4th in Calabar [for holding the] elections into the new executive committee.”
There has been some confusion in Nigeria’s football governing body after the congress held (in controversial circumstances) in Chida Hotel, Abuja. The congress elected Giwa, the proprietor of Giwa FC of Jos, as the new President of the NFF. The election was boycotted by some NFF board members and a majority of the state football association chairmen.
Giwa was said to have defeated former Vice President Mike Umeh 27-2 to emerge the new NFF boss, while Obinna Ogba was elected Vice President and Effiong Johnson the Chairman of Chairmen.