By Amaechi Agbo
Ahead of the September 29 Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) election slated for Katsina State, incumbent President, Amaju Pinnick, has orchestrated plans to remain in office by purchasing forms for 12 (twelve board members at the cost of N3.15 million (Three million one Hundred and fifty thousand Naira),each.
The purchase of the forms was outside the $4, 000 dollars he had earlier doled out to the state Football Associations Chairmen and other delegates while they were in Russia for the World Cup.
As the NFF election date draw closer, news from the glasshouse will continue to get to the public through our reliable source and platform. Thus, the last has been heard about the NFF September election slated for Katsina state as BSN Sports correspondent close to the glass house stumbled on a newsworthy report from NFF headquarter in Abuja.
Bsnsports findings at the Secretariat of the NFF revealed that the amount is being expended in the procurement of electoral forms for all the current board members.
Pinnick, it was gathered, paid Two million and five hundred thousand (N2.5 million) for the ten (10) ordinary members in the board, for ten forms at Two hundred and fifty thousand (N250,000) naira each, while that of the Vice president and President went for N300,000 (Three hundred thousand) and N350,000.00 (Three hundred and fifty thousand) respectively.
However, two members Otunba Dele Ajayi from Ekiti State and Christopher Green from Rivers State rejected the forms, while Nigeria National League (NNL) Chairman, Chidi Offor Okenwa jettison his position in the League body and picked one of the forms rejected by the two above mentioned members.
Otunba Dele Ajayi has decided to give the incumbent Seyi Akinwumi from Lagos State a fight alongside Anambra State FA Vice Chairman Barrister Kingsley Obienu for the post of the first vice president.
Bsnsports further gathered that the likes of Ahmed Yusuf Fresh and Suleiman Kwande are trying to reach out to other aspirants from the North Central to allow them only this one more tenure alone, after serving eight (8) years each.
But there appear to be stumbling block they need to surmount as the likes of FCT FA Chairman Musa Talle and his counterparts from Benue and Kwara FAs are not ready to step down because they want to also vie for the office and of which forms they have submitted.
The three North Central FA chairmen insisted that Ahmed Yusuf Fresh and Suleiman Kwande should also step down for them because they have already enjoyed the post for eight years as board members.