AFCON 2019 qualifier : Okumagba alleges blackmail, says he remains NFSC chairman

Posted on Jun 5 2017 - 12:06pm by admin

by Joe Apu

Factional Chairman of Nigeria soccer Supporters membership, Vincent Okumagba has come down hard on Dr. Rabiu Ladipo and Rev. Samuel Ikpea, labelling them imposters and describing them as the actual bother throughout the supporters membership household.
Reacting to a narrative on his alleged plan to result in mayhem in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State come June 10, when the super Eagles of Nigeria takes on the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in an AFCON 2019 qualifier, Okumagba maintained that he is still the genuine Chairman of the club as regarded by using the Nigeria soccer Federation, NFF.
He informed day by day Sunsport that he and his group had remained dedicated to giving give a boost to to the super  Eagles, golf equipment on continental assignments and did not have in mind why Dr.  Ladipo who joined the club like everyone else was once bent on making the membership his non-public property.
“Dr. Ladipo and his staff have persevered to malign my personality and even when I confronted them, they denied granting any interview to the media. For the information, Ladipo and his crew of perplexed followers didn’t observe the electoral tips as spelt out through the NFF.  There was an election in Abuja supervised by Mrs. Tayo Oreweme of the sports activities Ministry and Senator Obinna Ogba of the house Committee of sports where I was elected and Ladipo’s staff failed to indicate up even once they had been signatory to the settlement that election be performed in Abuja. as an alternative, he went beforehand to behavior an illegal election in Lagos.
“As I discuss with you, no less than 18 active state affiliates have written to the NFF to state their loyalty to my crew. i have been to several suits and there has been no fracas however they’re getting agitated that company Nigeria has realised the truth and as such wish to cause disaffection. Dr.  Ladipo and his crew cannot proceed to hold the club to ransom.
“they are not the one ones in the supporters membership.  As chairman all through his tenure, he performed election, same for Adenrele Yusuf. Why the alternate when it was once my flip to behavior election. reality is that he’s now not prepared for change even when his time is now history and the place of business of President basic is against the law given the membership constitution.
“they have got peddled rumours that i am a fraudster and a visa racketeer but I problem them to come back out with proof.  If at any time the Interpol or any embassy proves the opposite, I assure you that I  will resign my place forthwith. they are the ones which have skeleton their cupboards. i am a significant industry man with confirmed earnings and as such can not depend on the membership to take my youngsters and family members out of the country.”
Okumagba further stated that the fact that Dr Ladipo registered the club all through his tenure as chairman didn’t mean the membership is his non-public estate.
“For the avoidance of doubt, let or not it’s recognized that we will be able to be in Uyo to drum the Eagles to victory over South Africa.”


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