Anambra State Football Associaion (AnSFA) Congress met in Awka on Monday, November 30, and made far-reaching resolutions on some pending issues.
According to a communique of the congress signed by a three-member Communique Drafting Committee, and and made available to Completesports.com, the elections into both the board of AnSFA and local government football associations on October 29th and 30th 2020 respectively were ratified.
The congress however nullified some appeals decisions made by
the Appeals Committee due to unconstitutional entry process.
The AnSFA General Assembly also resolved to conduct by-elections to fill some positions that are still vacant in the Anambra State Football’s ruling body and Local Government Area FAs.
It can be recalled that the biggest position in AnSFA, the Chairmanship , is still vacant after delegates massively voted out former Super Eagles fringe player, Chikelue Iloenyosi who contested as a sole candidate for the position and failed to amass a simple majority votes needed to win the election. Only one out of 20 accredited delegates voted for Iloenyosi, while 19 others gave him bad votes. Popular candidate, Dr. Emeka Okeke, was earlier disqualified ahead of the election day by the AnSFA Elections Appeal Committee.
Vice-Chairman, Engineer Victor Aniekwena, has been leading the new AnSFA board following the October 30 polls that enthroned it, finally taking over from the the Caretaker Committee.
Below is the full text of the communique issued by the AnSFA November 30 General Assembly.
Communique Of The Extra Ordinary General Assembly Of The Anambra State Football Association (ANSFA) Held On This Day Monday, 30 November, 2020, At Archbishop Albert Obiefuna Retreat Centre, Okpuno, Awka
The Congress of the Anambra State Football Association (ANSFA) resolved as follows;
(i) The congress ratified the elections into the Board of the Anambra State Football Association and the Local Football Council held on the 29h and 30th October, 2020 and commended the efforts of the Electoral Committee.
(ii) The congress also nullified the decision of the Appeal Committee filed by the aggrieved candidates after the elections of Anambra State Football Association Board and the Local Football Council held on the 29th and 30 October, 2020 on the basis of non-evidence of payment of the appeal fee in violation of Article 33/4
of the Anambra State Football Statutes.
(ii) The congress unanimously resolved to conduct a by-election to fill the vacant positions in the Anambra State Football Association Board and the Local Football Council in February, 2021
(iv) The assembly passed a vote of confidence on the Anambra State Football Associate Board led by the Vice Chairman, Engr. Victor Aniekwena.
Communiqué Drafting Committee members.
Engr. Chikwado Chukwumalu (Member)
Hon Chidumebi Onubiyi
Engr. Okey Okeke