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Igbokwe slams NFF over ‘secret’ Anambra FA polls

The last has certainly not been heard on the “secret elections” which has thrown up Ifeanyi Ubah as chairman of the Anambra State Football Association in rather controversial circumstances as one of the aspiring board members, Ikechukwu Igbokwe, has accused the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) of bias and favouritism.
Igbokwe claimed he was suddenly informed of the screening of candidates on Monday May 2, instead of the Tuesday May 3 date initially announced.
“I was in Abuja on Monday when they (NFF) sent me a text message that the screening of candidates would hold that same day, instead of the following day as earlier scheduled.
“The text came at about 8am, and they said the screening was for 11.30 am and there was no way I could have gotten to Awka in three hours.
“So, they disqualified me because they said I failed to attend the screening exercise, which just smacks of bias and pure favoritism.”
NFF have yet to make an official statement on the matter.
Meanwhile, the NFF may well be involved in another legal battle as one of the candidates for the Anambra State Football Association (FA) chairmanship position, Olisa Aniuno, is set to drag them before the Federal High Court in Awka.
This is coming on the heels of the controversy that is currently sweeping the state over the conduct of a ‘secret election’ into the Anambra State FA, 24 hours before the scheduled date.
The ‘secret election’ was held at the Don Ritz Hotel in Awka on Tuesday, as against the Wednesday date set for the elections, and it has now produced Ifeanyi Ubah as the chairman.
The elections into the Anambra State FA have dragged on for over a year, with the Glass House nominating a normalisation committee to oversee the polls.
Ephraim Chukwuemeka is the chairman of that committee and calls to his cell phone have so far gone unanswered.

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