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Crisis, accusations tear Ekiti state FA apart

*Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi wading in

Things have fallen apart and the centre cannot hold among the rank and file of members and officials of Ekiti state football association, as prolonged crisis has stalled activities of the body, with fingers of accusation pointing in the direction of the body’s chairman, Ayo Alabi.

Information supplied to www.gongnews.net from the state capital, Ado Ekiti, indicates that stakeholders and board members of the association have blamed the poor state of football in the state on the crisis currently rocking the FA.

Some members of the board described the status of football in the FA as a state of comatose, which they attributed to the administrative system of Mr Alabi, who is also the Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in the state.

However, while Alabi says there is no crisis, top members of the board, including the vice chairman, Otunba Ariyo Yomi and spokesman, Joseph Fatukasi, insist he is to blame for their woes.

They went on to accuse the chairman of several offences, including arbitrariness in decision making, as well as high handedness, blackmail, intimidation and misappropriation of funds.

The aggrieved board members also accused the chairman of boasting of support by the leadership of south west football forum led Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi.

These are praying for a meeting of stakeholders and the football congress for them to table their grievances and fashion a way forward.

However, Lagos football association chairman, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who is also chairman of south west football forum, is wading into the situation.

Akinwunmi stated in reaction to enquiries on the crisis that he would be in Ekiti state on Thursday and promised that the issue would be resolved when he gets there.

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