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April 24, 2024

Ondo FA holds local council election

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By Segun Giwa
The Ondo State Football Association on Wednesday in Akure held elections into its local council offices ahead of the board election scheduled to hold on March 10.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that candidates were elected into positions of football administration in the 17 council areas of the state.
Only the election in Ilaje local council could not be decided because football stakeholders from the council could not agree on the list of delegates.
Those elected and their local councils include former Chairman of the FA, Otunba Dele Ajayi (Akure North), Abayomi Ogunlade (Akure south), Olagunju Isaac (Ifedore), former Vice Chairman, Cornelius Ologbese (Akoko South west), Abiodun Mohammed (Akoko North East), and Gabriel Oloye (Akoko North West).

Others are Gabriel Aborowa (Ose), Tokunbo Akintelure (Idanre), Akinfolarin Akinbobola (Ondo West), Iluyomade Awosakin (Ondo East), Akinyele Olowokere (Akoko South East), Henry Akingboju (Irele), Sunkanmi Kukoyi (Ese Odo), Babatunde Igbasan (Okitipupa) and Oladimeji Abiola (Osogbo).

The Chairman of the electoral committee, Mr Steve Alabi, noted that Ilaje local football council election had been postponed indefinitely due to differences among the contestants.
Alabi, a former president of the Sports Writers Association (SWAN), noted that the local football council election was free, fair and credible, assuring that more would be done to make the next election into positions of executive committee of the Football Association peaceful and hitch free.
Observers at the election were Mrs Evelyn Lebi from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and representative of the Ondo State Sports Council, Babatunde Henry, both of whom described the exercise as a peaceful and credible electoral process.
One of the elected Chairmen, Gabriel Aborowa from Ose local government council, said he would do more to develop football at the grassroots and engage private investors to develop the game. (NAN)
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