NFF ELECTIONS: Gusau Refusal To Be Vice President Damages Akinwunmi’s Presidential Hopes
Seyi Akinwunmi’s dream to be the next NFF President has suffered a massive setback after an alliance between his camp and that of fellow NFF Presidential aspirant Ibrahim Gusau did not come to fruition.
Gusau has refused to drop his own ambition and work as Vice President to Akinwunmi.
This refusal will come as a huge body blow to the aspirations of Lagos FA Chairman Akinwunmi to step up as NFF President after eight years as the No 2 man to outgoing Amaju Pinnick.
He no longer has control of his own zone, the South West, and the failure to reach a pact with the Northern group of Gusau, which presently has the single largest voting delegates leading up to the Elections in Benin City on September 30, have damaged his chances.
His main ally in South West is Ogun FA Chairman, Ganiyu Majekodunmi, who has also joined the race to be on the NFF Executive Committee apparently without his blessing .
Even though he has been NFF 1st Vice President for the past eight years, Akinwunmi is at best a political lightweight and has only enjoyed the support of Pinnick until recently when they have gone their separate ways.
He will now need to work against time to reach agreement with the other groups of delegates for him to have the desired number of votes for the top post.