The Ekiti House of Assembly renewed call on the two warring factions in the state Football Association (FA) to sheath their swords in the interest of the development of football in the state.
The Chairman House Committee on Public Petitions, Mr Olajide Adegoke, made the appeal on Wednesday at a meeting with the Bayo Lanlege’s faction and the Concerned Football Stakeholders.
Adegoke described crisis in sports management as a major factor hindering sports development in Nigeria.
According to him, such crisis could in turn pose another hindering factor in youths’ development.
The chairman enjoined state’s stakeholders in football business, particularly the warring factions to put aside their differences in the spirit of sportsmanship and the development of youths.
He however, assured that his committee would soon find lasting solution to resolve the crisis without bias.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that a group called Concerned Football Stakeholders had petitioned the House on an alleged illegal conduct of election that installed the Bayo Lanlege group into office.
The petitioner therefore sought that the executives be dissolved.
Edited by Isaac Aregbesola/Ali Baba-Inuwa