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GROUP SLAMS OYO FA ELECTION, THREATENS LEGAL ACTION

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THE struggle for the soul of Oyo State Football Association is now taking different dimension, as a group has rejected the outcome of the FA election.

The group comprising club owners, coaches, journalists and other stakeholders, issued a statement after its meeting condemning the election, which brought back incumbent head, Leye Adepoju, for a third term.

According to the aggrieved group, there were irregularities in respect to the electoral schedules, and the FA Statues were violated in the process leading to the conduct of the elections.

The statement, which was signed by the former chairman of Oyo State Sports Writers Association, Femi Okenla, read that the law guiding the election process stipulates that a congress notice, alongside the agenda, must be published one week before the proposed congress.

'This (the publication) was never observed by the group that conducted the poll. Their ulterior motive did not allow them to follow due process, but put people in office through a kangaroo means,' he said. 'For just few people going into a hidden place to select whom they wanted to run the football we are funding with our hard-earned resources is quite unacceptable.

'The illegal election was arranged during the holiday and conducted in Ago-Are, the home town of the Oyo State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Ayoola Makanjuola, who in the first instance should not have anything to do with the conduct of the election, after he unilaterally constituted the

committee that will conduct the polls in his office.'

It will be recalled that there was an initial uproar when interested candidates for the polls had earlier challenged Ayoola's involvement in the process, describing it as illegal and against the FIFA laid down statues guarding football.