Saturday, 25 May 2013
Board Of Nigeria Premier League Dissolved
Board of the Nigeria Premier League has been dissolved today by the zonal coordinator of the Nigeria Premier League.
A communique released by the clubs stated that the clubs have decided to reaffirm their statutory right as members of the premier league congress which is the highest policy making body of the NPL in accordance with the article 26(c) of the statutes and also as major stakeholders in the premier league.
However, NPL board chair, Victor Baribote said he is not aware of the dissolution of the NPL board, insisting that club bosses are not working within the league statutes.
Sixteen NPL clubs met Tuesday night in Abuja to dissolve the board of the Nigeria Premier League led by Baribote and appointed a six-man interim committee to manage the local league pending fresh elections to the board.
The club leaders claimed that the Baribote-led board was dismissed because of gross misappropriation of funds.
When SR Sports contacted Mr. Baribote via telephonen he said, “I am not aware of any meeting. If the clubs plan to hold an emergency meeting, I, as the chairman of the league ought to be informed,”
“And in any case, the league statutes do not support such a meeting.”
Spokesman of the clubs, Fan Ndubuoke, the NPL congress slated to convene on Thursday in Kano was illegal as none of the clubs were notified of this three months prior to the congress as stipulated in the Statutes he also said they got their powers to dissolve the NPL board from Article 22 of the Statutes after setting aside Articles 24, 25 and 26.
The club owners has chosen Mike Idoko, The Chairman of Sunshine Football Club to serve as the interim chairman of the board while the clubs will have their congress on the 10th of December in Kano.
A new board will be constituted in 4 months time.