By Akeem Busari.
The Nigeria Football Supporters Club have been ordered by a High Court sitting in Lagos to hold its elections for various positions in the club. The court last week Monday delivered a consensus judgement ordering the elections to be held within 60 days of its ruling.
This much was revealed during the Special AGM of the NFSC, held Friday evening at the club's headquaters in Lagos. The meeting which was presided by the President-General of the club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, and with virtually all the executive members of its various state chapters from across the country in attendance, quickly swung into action with the setting up of a 13 man electoral committee to map out plans for the elections.
The AGM also made the decision to commute the impeachment of its former acting national chairman, Vincent Okumagba, to a dismissal from the club. Along side some other members of his group.
It would be recalled that the NFSC in recent times have been embroiled in internal crisis, including the court case that eventually came to a close after a four years battle, amongst many others.
In his speech, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo enjoined members of the club to remain loyal, committed and steadfast in the cause of the club. Adding that the forthcoming elections, would help to chart a new path for the club.
"This is the beginning of a new dawn for the club. And l want to implore all members to remain focused and committed to the ideals of the club, which include selfless service and support for Nigerian football at all times, "Ladipo stated.