Football Stake holders in Taraba state have unequivocally told Nigerians to hold the President of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, Melvin Amaju Pinnic, and his board members responsible if their role in the football crisis in the state degenerate into a religious crisis.
The Taraba state Football Association Chairmanship battle is between Timothy Heman a Christian and Mahmud Sanusi Mohammed a muslim both with large followers.
Information reveals that the supporters of both followers are gearing up for a showdown.
In a letter to the NFF, the stakeholders noted that their refusal to dispassionately look at the case of the election crisis that produced the two Chairmen and their resolve to recognize Timothy Heman is capable of inciting the youths of the state into taking to the streets and thereby breaching the relative peace the volatile state is currently enjoying.
The stake holder maintained that NFF role in the buildup to the FA election did suggest that they were bent on returning Timothy Heman against the will of the people of Taraba state.
They argued that it was for that reason the NFF election observer, Babagana Khali switched off his phone immediately on arrival in Jalingo for the election, making himself unreachable to anybody except Timothy Heman.
They argued further that despite that, the generality of the football stake holders gathered at the designated venue for the election waiting for Baba Gana to arrive only for them to hear that he had gone to another venue with very few persons to elect Timothy.
The satekeholders said that they had no choice than to go ahead with the election since they had the majority of the electoral committee members on ground, and they overwhelmingly voted for Mahmud Sanusi.
They said efforts by the stakeholders revisit the case fell on deaf ears.