Acting
Secretary of the Association of premier league club chairmen and Managers (club
Owners), Alloy Chukwuemeka has explained why they rejected the newly
inaugurated league committee set up by the Chris Giwa led NFF.
Chukwuemeka
told Naijafootball247.com that the Association rejected the League committee
because they were not consulted and as such runs contrary to their position.
“We
were patiently waiting for the expiration of the tenure of the LMC in two months’
time, after which an election is expected to usher in a substantive League
board when they heard the news of yet another faction of LMC,” Chukwuemeka
said.
“We
believe strongly in the provisions of FIFA and NFF statutes, and would not turn
around to act in the contrary simply because of an offer of a strange Greek
gift.”
On
the NFF Crisis, Chukwuemeka cautioned all the factions to shield their Sword
and imbibe the spirit of peaceful resolution of the problems in line with the
relevant statutes that guide football Administration and as sanctioned by FIFA.
Clubs suspended
The
leadership of the Association had previously slammed an indefinite suspension
on 3 of its member-clubs namely Nembe City FC, FC Taraba and Crown FC from all
activities of the Association with immediate effect.
According
to a statement by the Club Owners signed by the Ag. Chairman Issac Danladi and
the Ag. Secretary Alloy Chukwuemeka, the suspension order also extends to the
persons of Chief Victor Rumson Baribote, Alh. Fatai Olayinka and Mr Tijani
Babangida respectively, for flaunting the directives of the Association and
being involved in anti- association activities.
The
affected member- clubs disregarded the directive of the Club Owners by
accepting membership of an Interim League committee which contradicted with the
position and stand of the Association.
Meanwhile
Club Owners expressed appreciation to 3 of its members Isaac Danladi( Nasarawa
utd) Chief Okey Ibe (Heartland) and Alh. Babangida Little(Kano Pillars) for
their courage and good comradeship in rejecting membership of the said
committee and for their obedience to the Association’s directive.
Babangida
bemoans Club Owners suspension
Meanwhile,
chairman of FC Taraba, Tijani Babaginda has expressed surprise with the action
of the club owners.
Reacting
to the suspension, Babangida wondered what he had done to deserve a suspension
from the body, stressing that as far as he knows he did not contravene any of
the laid down rule of the association to deserve a suspension.
He
maintained that as a citizen of Nigeria the constitution allows him to
associate with whoever he chooses to without incurring the wrath of anybody.
“I
am still at a loss as to why they said they have suspended me and the other
persons. I have not in any way gone against their laid down rules that I know
of, so I am still waiting to know why I am been suspended,” Babangida said.
The
former Super Eagles international stressed that he will serve in the committee
as long as his service is needed as he does not have anything against Chris
Giwa and he expect that his friends and associates should respect his position.

“The
other day some people wrote that I was arrested by men from the EFCC for
assisting Giwa in embezzling some funds. This is the extent these people can go
to fight me just because I accepted to work for Giwa. It has gone to show their
desperation and prove that their motive for this struggle is absolutely bad.”

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