The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has stated categorically that there has been no election into the executive committee of the Anambra State Football Association led by the Senator of Anambra South Federal Constituency Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah who doubles as the Chairman of NPFL Club FC IfeanyiUbah.
Chairman of Chairmen of Nigerian Football, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau was opposed by Sen Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah in the last NFF Elections as they both contested for the office of Chairman of Chairmen in the Football Federation executive committee.
Gusau minced no words in declaring that what took place in the State on Monday, 27th July 2020 in which his former rival emerged reelected and unopposed as the Chairman of the Anambra State FA and which some stakeholders styled ‘an election’ was a charade of very low grade, and the NFF would never recognize such a sham in any of its member states. “That was an act of brigandage and the NFF fully dissociates itself from it.
The Electoral Committee sent to the NFF a letter which they received from the Anambra State COVID-19 Task Force, requesting that the elections into the State FA and the local football councils be postponed, in line with the situation in the country, as the ban on sporting activities and mass gatherings was still alive.
”The same Electoral Committee issued a press statement on Monday, 27th July 2020 informing the general public that the elections would no longer hold, and regretted the inconvenience that the sudden postponement may have caused the candidates, delegates, observers, stakeholders and the general public.
“In view of these, it is incomprehensible how anyone could have gone ahead with the charade they are calling ‘election’, and you begin to wonder who actually conducted the so-called election,” Gusau said on Tuesday.