Thu. Jun 20th, 2019

Kano FA dares court, holds election in spite restraining order

By Muhammad Nur Tijani

Sharu Ahlan has been re-elected for the fifth time as Chairman of Kano State Football Association (FA).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ahlan emerged as chairman in spite a Kano High Court order issued on Friday restraining the conduct -of  the election.

The restraining order was issued by Justice Usman Na’abba in response to the request of the plaintiff Muhammad Salisu-Rabiu.

The plaintiff had cited Ahlan, Ma’aruf Yakasai, Kano FA and the State Sports Council as first, second, third and fourth defendants respectively in the suit.

‎However, at the election conducted in Minjibir Park and Resort on Sunday, Ahlan polled 55 votes to be returned as chairman of the state FA for another four years, while Aminu Mohammed was also returned as vice chairman with 55 votes.‎

Other board members elected include, Muktar Ahmad ‎and Usman Mustafa for Kano Central, Rilwan Idris and Hassan Garo for Kano South and Haliru Samaila‎ and Isa Uba for Kano North senatorial districts.

The election was supervised by Ibrahim Gusau, the representative of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), President Amaju Pinnick.

Ahlan is also a member of the NFF executive committee.

In his acceptance speech, Ahlan thanked delegates and other stakeholders for ‎giving him another chance to contribute his quota to the development of football in the state.

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