Lagos FA Move To Stop Agents, Club Owners From Board Elections
The Lagos State FA have adopted a FIFA rule that excludes football agents and club owners from vying for elective positions in the federation in a determined bid to stop from so-called “major contenders” from standing on the way of preferred candidate Tade Azeez (PICTURED) to succeed Seyi Akinwunmi as Chairman.
As first reported by www.insideglasshouse.com, Akinwunmi has made public his decision not to seek re-election and now the jostling is on for who will succeed him.
Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) boss Tade Azeez is believed to be the anointed choice of Akinwunmi and now everything is being done to ensure he is elected to head the federation.
A source informed that the FIFA rule stopping agents and club owners from Elections is one of many ploys to be used for Tade Azeez to assume leadership of Eko Football.
“It’s faulty for Lagos to adopt this FIFA rule, which has to do with intergrity, because the national body, the NFF, have not activated it,” a top official argued.
It would be recalled that former owner of 36 Lion FC Hajj Gaafar put up a spirited fight to try to unseat Akinwunmi as FA boss four years ago.
The Lagos FA have since appointed a Electoral Committee as well as an Election Appeals Committee for the forthcoming polls.