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Why Akinwunmi Deserves To Be NFF President – Osun FA Chairman

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Osun Football Association Chairman, Chief Rasaq Mustapha has stated that the 1st Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF), Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi who is gunning for the apex position of the federation deserved to win the September 30 elective congress slated for Benin, the Edo state capital.

In a chat with Osun Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, (SWAN), on Tuesday during the .monthly stakeholder’s forum of the association, the “Ajiroba Ooni” of Ile-Ife said he and many other chairmen from the South West and beyond were supporting Barr. Akinwunmi because of his wealth of experience, human relations, exposure and preparedness for the onerous task of NFF president.

“We all know that the position of NFF president is not for babies due to the fact that football has become an important sector in Nigeria. Whoever should get to that position must have been tested and certified as a thoroughbred professional who is not only able but fit, capable and possesses required leadership experience and exposure.

“Among all aspirants, majority of us support Barr. Akinwunmi because of his understanding of the game, his experience and exposure over the years.

“He is fully armed with a wonderful vision and template of how to develop football in the country and he is ready to invest his time and energy in the development of grassroot football for the benefit of all. This is why some.of us are supporting his ambition as we believe that he would run the affairs of the federation democratically and in such a way that all states will benefit.”

When asked about the sports development under the current Minister Sunday Dare, the former Chairman of Ajiroba Ooni FC said the Minister did well and his achievements were commendable.

“Our minister of sports is a good man. He is a man of policy who wants things to be done the right way which is evident in some of the polices he introduced. He has performed creditably well and we believe more can still be done before the end of the present administration at the centre.”

Chief Ajiroba Ooni however urged the ministry of Youth and Sports to work hand in hand with the leadership of NFF for Nigeria to record success in any football tourney.

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Maku Emerges DG Of Nasarawa PDP Gubernatorial Candidate Campaign Council, Others

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By David Christopher, Lafia

As preparation for the 2023 General Elections is in top gear, Nasarawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met at the level of the State Caucus Meeting and officially unveiled her State Campaigning Management Committee with the former Commissioner, Deputy Governor and Information/Defence Minister, Mr. Labaran Maku appointed Director General (DG) of the Campaign Council.

This was contained in a press release signed by the head of the party’s media/Publicity team in the state Comrade Adeka Stephen and made available to our correspondent in Lafia on Friday.

while other party gladiators; Senator (Dr) Walid Jibrin (OON), Distinguished Senator Solomon Aku Ewuga, Distinguished Senator Suleiman Asonya Adokwe, His Excellency Dr John Mike Abdul, Alhaji Usman Danlami Bagudu, Major General Nuhu Bala Angbazo (Rtd), Dr. Mike Omeri Agbo, Prof. Abdullahi Jibrin were enlisted as Deputy Directors of various committees.

The statement read In part,”it’s not gonna be business as usual for the failed APC led government, but one man one vote… PDP is more organized/prepared to take over power in the state and the country come 2023″ The party’s chairman in the state Hon. Francis Orogu stressed.

On his part the Gubernatorial Candidate in the state, Rt. Hon/Dr. David Emmanuel Ombugadu (PhD) who spoke through his Deputy, Hon. Usman Yahaya Ohinoyi said,”The suffering and dying Nasarawa electorates will surely decide between the bad APC candidate and the best PDP candidate in 2023.

“If elected into power, I shall move straight to the project ground breaking site from the swearing-in ceremony ground to deliver peoples oriented governance to the People of Nasarawa State”.

Expressing his readiness to lead the state campaign to a successful victory, the former Deputy Governor, Nasarawa State and Information/Defence Minister, Hon. Labaran Maku said, “We will adequately mobilize people to vote/protect the PDP votes to install OMBUGADU (PDP Governor) and Atiku Abubakar (PDP President) in the state and the country at large…our resolution to remain united as one indivisible entity before, during and after the elections is sacrosanct to give Nasarawa State of our dreams a new home and destiny “.

Our correspondent observed that the news of the season orator, political guru and an ardent grassroot mobilizer and a two terms All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Gubernatorial Candidate in Nasarawa State, Hon. Labaran Maku to sphare head the said campaign and other Politicians of note has prompted PDP supporters to embarked on jubilation across the entire state.

In an exclusive interview with Comrade Adeka Stephen the party’s image maker in the state he said,” With this formidable campaign structure you will agree with me that it is already a defeating threat to the unproductive APC government in the state. Recalled that APC group passed a vote of no confidence on Engr. A.A Sule over porous conduct of party primaries. Surely, the end and judgement day of the APC led government in Nasarawa State is here in 2023.

“PDP landslide victory in 2023 General Elections in Nasarawa State is Clary and crystal clear because, APC votes will be shared to Social Democratic Party (SDP), New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), Action Democratic Congress (ADC) and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) as most of the key APC players left the party for another after primaries, but the umbrella party PDP house is intact and united combat ready to halt APC Leadership in the state and nation.

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