Sports Minister “Not Against” Pinnick’s Third Term Agenda
By Lekan Sowande, Abuja.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has revealed that he is not against the third term agenda of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick if there is any, but he believes the congress decision is supreme.
NFF President Pinnick has expressed shock at a report in a section of the media claiming that he had attacked the President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare over a perceived aspiration for a third term as President of the NFF.
The Sports Minister in an interactive session with journalists in Abuja said the congress of NFF will determine whether Pinnick will get a third term or not.
“I am not against Pinnick’s ambition though he has never told me that he is contesting but I have listened to interview where he said he is not contesting, so on the basis of that I am saying the right thing should be done,” Dare said.
“There has been so much crisis over the years and that necessitated President Buhari insisting that an election should be held in on or before September with major stakeholders being carried along to forestall any recurrence of what we had in the past.”
“We have done our part as government institution but now it is now left for NFF congress to decide their faith,” Dare concluded.