Sports federations: Dalung insists on free and fair election

Posted on Jun 7 2017 - 6:38pm by admin

by way of George Aluo

sports activities Minister, Solomon Dalung says he would be sure that the election into the nation’s sports federations billed for subsequent week in Abuja is free and fair.

Going by way of the election timetable stakeholders would next week, June 13, storm Abuja to elect board individuals into the quite a lot of sports activities federations. Presidents and Vice Presidents of the federations would also emerge on the Abuja ballot.

Dalung who spoke completely to daily Sunsports mentioned he has no other pastime than to look the sports activities federations being run by way of actual stakeholders who were democratically elected.

“mostly, i’d have executed what was once out there previously and that’s populating the various boards with govt nominees all of whom i might have appointed. however I resolved not to do this in the passion of our sports. because of this i’ve no longer picked anyone to say go and take over any sports federation. We came up with an electoral guideline that has made it a degree taking part in field for everybody and i m decided to see the method through,” Dalung said.

The minister insisted that it was vital to democratize the nation’s sports as that used to be the only way to make it open for genuine stakeholders to come in and pressure its growth.

Dalung said those in opposition to the electoral process are people who needed to hold on to energy in some sports federations in any respect cost on the detriment of the nation’s sports activities building.

“as the nation’s number one video games grasp, I received’t permit folks to get away with things which are bone out of egocentric pastime. Nigeria’s passion should come first and that is why I pushed for the reforms now we have ahead of the election.”


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