From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
Stakeholders in Nigerian sports activities who converged in Abuja on Thursday voted overwhelmingly for the disqualification of presidents and vice presidents of sports activities federations who have served two terms.
the decision rules out big names like incumbent Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) President Engr. Habu Gumel, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) boss Solomon Ogba, Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) President Engr. Sani Ndanusa and Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) President Tijani Umar from contesting for the top seats when elections come up in June.
thinking of on the eligibility for president and vp within the new guiding principle, stipulating among others that these occupying the publish of a world sports activities body shall no longer contest for the post of president and vice president of a nationwide federation and those that have served two consecutive terms as president of their national federation shall no longer contest for the submit of president of the federation, the stakeholders voted in give a boost to of it.
For a candidate to be eligible for membership of the board of a national sports activities federation, she or he shall dangle an academic qualification no longer below the West Africa faculty certificate (WASC) or its an identical. she or he shall now not be less than 30 or not greater than 80 years of age as at the date of the election, with the exception of within the case of athletes’ illustration who may be below 30 however not lower than 21 years of age as on the time of the election.
“any individual occupying the submit of president of a global sports body shall no longer contest for the put up of president and vp of a nationwide sports federation. folks that have served two consecutive terms as president of their national sports federation shall no longer contest for the put up of president of the federation,” he stated.
while speaking all over the assembly in Abuja, the Minister of adolescence and sports construction, Bar. Solomon Dalung, stated: “I tackle you with satisfaction as we stand on the edge of historical past with the convening of this Stakeholders forum on Election guidelines, the primary of its sort within the historical past of nationwide sports activities Federation Elections in Nigeria.
“i’m specifically delighted as a result of giving stakeholders the opportunity to craft the report with a purpose to guide Federation Elections is just not handiest the right factor to do, but it additionally reaffirms the dedication of the Buhari Administration to reform the sports activities sector,” he said.