About thirty State FA Chairmen who were heading for the offices of the Directorate of State Service in solidarity with the arrested President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigar.
NFF boss, Aminu Maigari
Executive Board member, Barrister Chris Green and Musa Amadu, Secretary of the federation were dispersed and prevented from carrying out their intention.
Maigari was to preside over an NFF general assembly today, but was instead invited by the SSS earlier in the day for questioning.
“The FA chairmen refused to be cowed despite threats to shoot them by the police. They were asked to return to the venue of the Congress and continue with their affairs. They refused and insisted on knowing why they arrested Maigari.
The chairmen had already signed in for the Congress and were accredited before they left. The ministry, we gathered, had coerced some of the secretaries to stay back and hold the elections today after it was agreed that the elections would be in two weeks time.
We gathered that among the contestants were Mike Umeh, Shehu Dikko and Rufus Giwa. Fan Ndubuoke, Taiwo Ogunjobi and Ibrahim Galadima were also positioning for a possible shot at the office. Vanguard