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NFF stalls Ondo FA’s local council elections

Elections into the local councils of the Ondo State Football Association (FA) could not hold on Tuesday as scheduled, following an order of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The FA had during its emergency congress on Friday fixed June 11 and June 18 for the local and state elections respectively.

However, an aggrieved faction of the state FA congress, led by the FA board’s Vice-Chairman, Dele Ologbese had asked the NFF through a letter to protest certain actions.

It had called the emergency congress convened by the Chairman, Dele Ajayi, as a “flagrant violation of statutes and electoral regulations’’.

But the NFF, in a letter on Monday signed by Joshua Onoja for the federation’s General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, had asked the FA to suspend the elections.

It went on to ask Ajayi to respond to allegations levelled against him by six of members of the state FA board.

“They also alleged that the list of delegates to vote at the local football councils and to prepare acceptable electoral guidelines was prepared without the knowledge of the said board members.

“These individuals being protested against are requested to forward to us their response to the allegations to enable us resolve the issues raised,” the federation said in the letter.

Alex, when contacted on phone, confirmed the elections’ postponement, saying that “the elections will be conducted before the week runs out’’.

He, however, said the association and those being accused would respond to the letter before the close of work on Tuesday.

NAN

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