Ondo FA crisis settled, election date fixed
By Femi Atolagbe
The crisis rocking Ondo State Football Association (FA)were yesterday finally laid to rest as the warring factions agreed on the date and modality for elections .
The agreement reached was contained in the communiqué issued by the trio of Mr Fadoju Moses, Mr Aderemi Adetula and Mr Patani Samuel at the end of the State football Congress held after the Board meeting on June 17th, 2019 at the pool side of the state Sports complex ,Akure.
According to the communiqué , the congress passed vote of confidence in the electoral committee and amicably resolved the issue of Appeal committee.
The congress also resolved to have the Local Council elections on June 25 while the State elections will come later on June 27, 2019.
The elections were earlier scheduled for June 11 and June 18 this years until the NFF put the exercise on hold.
The communiqué added further that the Congress resolved that no qualified candidates for any of the elections should be disqualified and agreed on the number of electorate at the Local Councils and the State
“The Congress also resolved that the coaches and referees should do the needful before the elections to ensure their members fully participated.
The Congress also approved Otunba Silvester Ikuejamoye , Mr Ade Gbangba and Mr Giwa Segun as electoral Monitoring Committee to make sure there is a level playing ground for all the contestants .
Former chairman of the state football association, who spoke on behalf of the stakeholders after the congress confirmed that the gray areas has been addressed finally laid to rest .
He added that the two gladiators had resolved to put the difference behind them in the interest of football development in the state.
According to him ,we didn’t pre-empt any problem but the elders forum will remain intact so that they can still look into some other areas to make sure that football is taking to greater level in the state .