Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Elections into local football councils conducted for 17 Council Areas of Ondo state



Elections into 17 Local football councils have been successfully conducted in the 2021 Ondo State Football Association poll.

Ilaje Local Government Area had its election postponed indefinitely following the inability of its candidates and delegates to resolve issues concerning their nominations.

Orange FM’s Gbenga Oluwajana reports that the electoral committee is headed by a former NFF Board member, Sir Steve Alabi.

Fifty two delegates from the 18 Local Government Areas converged on the Ondo State Sports Complex to decide who occupies the three positions in each football council.

After a brief address by the Chairman of the electoral committee, Sir Steve Alabi voting commenced, and delegates from the Central Senatorial District were the first to vote followed by the Northern Senatorial District and then the Southern district.

Few regular faces returned in some local government areas just as the election marked the emergence of new leaders in some local councils.

For the Chairmanship race in Akure South and Akoko North East local governments, a toss of coin was required to determine the winners after two rounds of voting ended in ties.

Another peculiar case was Ose Local Government Area which required an instant re run election before a winner emerged.

The election was rounded off without Ilaje Local Government, following the inability of its delegates and candidates to resolve issues around thier nominations.

Having concluded the first phase of the assignment, chairman of the electoral committee, Sir Steve Alabi expressed satisfaction with the exercise.

He added that the local council election has set the tone for the conduct of a smooth election into the state executive committee on March 10.