Akinwunmi Declares Interest To Be Next NFF President
NFF 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi has now made it clear he will contest for the federation’s Presidency after previously telling close aides that he was “thinking about it”.
The Lagos FA Chairman told a gathering of Southwest stakeholders at the weekend at the Naptin Hotel in Lagos he will contest to lead Nigeria Football after serving for the past eight years as the No 2 man under his friend Amaju Pinnick.
He told the stakeholders he needed their support, the geo-political region should unite and should support his candidature.
However, it is well known that he is not in full control of the Southwest.
The U13 Western Nigeria Intensity Champions League staged by Lagos was the platform for Akinwunmi to make official his ambition for a bigger office.
In Attendance at the meeting were:
i. Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi (Chairman Lagos State FA),
ii. Alhaji Majekodunmi Ganiu (Chairman Ogun State FA),
iii. Otunba Dele Ajayi (Chairman Ondo State FA),
iv. HRM James Odeniran ( Chairman Oyo State FA),
v. Otunba Mustapha Rasaq Isola ( Chairman Osun State FA),
vi. Mr. Bayo Lanlege (Chairman Ekiti State FA),
vii. Otunba Tade Azeez (NRA President),
viii. Mr. Akeem Rabiu-Okikioposu (Secretary Lagos State FA),
ix. Mr. Pelumi Abiara (Secretary Ekiti State FA),
x. Mr. Idowu Victor (Secretary Ogun State FA),
xi. High Chief Adetoyinbo Ibukun Ezekiel (Secretary, Ondo State FA)
xii. Mr. Akintunde Olaleye (Assistant Secretary Oyo State FA)