Live from Katsina
“Nigeria is a big country in Africa and in the World of Football and you have a huge responsibility to vote for the new board members.”~ Luca Piazza, FIFA observer.
Executive Governor of katsina state Aminu Bello Masiri delivering his speech to the congress members he said I quote I wish you all a free and fair election we should all embrace spirit of sportsmanship in the election to display high degree of moral value and credibility to ensure the election the free and fair. I wish all the contestants a successful election. Governor Bello Masiri.
Otunba Dele Ajayi is in Katsina to take part in an election whose membership he described as illegal and illegitimate. He is a board member of the Giwa NFF and yet contesting the election as a member of the Amaju Pinnick board…utter confusion
…Now to the permutations and the calculations
Lets do a quick breakdown of the calculations starting with Alhaji Aminu Maigari’s camp.
Alhaji Aminu Maigari the former NFF president is surrounded by former enemies turned friends over night.
Majority of them are hinging on a last straw to stay relevant in the face kf recent events. Many from the Giwa camp have shifted their loyalty to Maigari in the dead of the last three nights hoping that they can find succour and drink from a cup they once broke
Maigari’s strenght and weaknesses
The former NFF president cannot be underated or discarded. He is a strong grass root politician who is enjoying strong sponsorship from a top senator from the north and a minister of the federal republic. He has done his homework perfectly and has the full support of the executive governor of his state, and former PDP chairman, Alhaji Muazu.
Aminu’s biggest let down is that he goes into Thursday’s polls backed by Otunba Dele Ajayi, a man not enjoying much love from the delegates. Majority.of them dont even want to hear his name becsuse of recent activities.
Unlike Pinnick, who has in Seyi Akinwunmi at trusted trojan and a buddy he can rely on, Maigari will not be able to gather much from his south west brother who definately cannot guarantee him three votes.
Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah moves weight, body, strenght and cash to Aminu Maigari’s camp.
Nnewi money business tycoon, money bag and power broker declares his full support for Aminu Maigari says he has opted to support the Bauchi born politician in the fight to return sanity to Nigeria football…
…The Katsina hotel is a beehive of activities as candidates take turn to lobby delegates for votes…
The delegates are gathered in groups discussing ahead of the election. Room meetings are taking place in different rooms as we speak…
The venue has already been taken over by the DSS and police to ensure all is safe and clear before the congress open tomorrow
The COMMISSIONER of police and Director DSS, are directly in charge and coordinating security
NSM can confirm that the Deputy commissioner of Police in Katsina state, already inspected the venue today and has assured of safety …