By KUNLE SOLAJA, ABUJA.
On the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the June 12 federal election in Nigeria that was strongly believed to have been won by Bashorun MKO Abiola but got annulled, the Nigeria Basket Ball Federation (NBBF), in Kano held the election for the board to run the 2017 to 2021 cycle.
The election came a day earlier than the general election into all sports federations in Nigeria being organized by the Nigerian sports ministry.
According to the a release by the spokesman of the NBBF to Sports Village Square, Patrick Omorodion, those elected are Tijjani Umar as president and North East representative, Olumide Oyedeji, as Vice president.
Sports Village Square further gathered that those elected include: the International Basketball Federation (FIBA – world) representative, Muktar Kaleh, FIBA Africa representative, Dr Joseph Adeyemo from Kwara and North Central representative, Mustapha Suleiman from Kano.
Also elected are Segun Famuyiwa for North West, Ejike Paul Medus for South West, Stanley Gumut for South East and
The technical representatives are Scott Nnaji for coaches, Tunde Popoola for referees and Scambo Morrison representing the technical commission.
The new board also has Mrs Margaret Porbeni, representing Nigerian Women in Sports (NAWIS). According to the release, no election was held for the South South zonal representative. A bye election would be conducted at a later date according to the chairman of the electoral panel, Barrister Kennedy Osunwa.