As a way to resolve the ongoing crisis in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), the world basketball governing body, FIBA has called for fresh elections into the board.
The NBBF has two factions with two leaders, Musa Kida and Tijjani Umar, since the elections held in June 2017.
FIBA, in a letter signed by its Secretary-General, Patrick Bauma, to the NBBF Secretary, Chimezie Asiegbu, is now requesting for fresh elections to resolve the crisis rocking the federation.
“FIBA said this decision became necessary as the June 12 and June 13 elections held in Kano and Abuja respectively failed to meet its statutes,’’ a statement by Afolabi Oni, the Media Coordinator to the Musa Kida-led NBBF board said.
“Communication will still be maintained with Engineer Musa Kida, Babatunde Ogunade and Chimezie Asiegbu until such time the new elections are held as per our letter of July 26, 2017.
“This is arising from FIBA’s Feb. 10 meeting held at FIBA secretariat in Switzerland, the body noted that.
“In the absence of an amicable solution between the parties, FIBA Executive Committee has decided that new elections shall be held.
“FIBA will determine when the NBBF statutes are compliant per the above and reserve the right to oversee parts or the entirety of the new elections process,’’ the statement concluded.
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