KAWU exonerates self from Maigari impeachment

Aminu Maigari
By Jessica Amadi

Member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, Ahmed Kawu has continued to maintain his stance that he never signed any document for the impeachment of former NFF president, Aminu Maigari.

Eight members of the executive board of the Nigeria Football Federation had on the 24th of last month issued a vote of no confidence and promptly impeached Maigari from office on grounds of ‘financial impropriety’, and immediately called for a congress in order to ratify the impeachment of Maigari.

But Kawu has insisted that he never concurred to any impeachment and that his signature was forged.

“Mike Umeh stood up to make his speech and asked his colleague next to him, Mr Effiong Johnson to bring the documents and the documents were brought out and were shared among us,” Kawu said.

“Then the next I saw on the front page was impeachment of Alhaji Aminu Maigari, then Dr Shehu Adamu read the paper and moved a motion and it was seconded by Deji Tinubu”

The Nigeria Nationwide League chairman says he was the only one to challenge the motion.

“Then they asked if there was anything we wanted to say and then Umeh said yes so Mr President Aminu Maigari is hereby dismissed, which I raised my hand and said no, this is not part of the agenda, this is not a meeting. How can we be doing this and everybody knows I challenged it in that board,” He further added.

Kawu says he believes impeachment processes should be done in the right way rather than in the manner the committee went about it.

“I didn’t go through all the papers, I said if that is what brought us here am not a party to it, am not here to impeach anybody or disrupt anybody from carrying on his mission but what am here for is to do what we are supposed to do diligently with high sense of respect so that it will not affect the system.” said Kawu.

He further added that the sporting world of football has always been a tool in promoting peace and ought to remain that way.
“It is even only football that is uniting the people in Nigeria and making our future bright with all the insurgencies and youth restiveness, then why should only few of us, 10 to thirteen sit down in a hall and do something that will affect everywhere,” He said.

Mike Umeh the second vice president has been saddled with the responsibility of acting as interim NFF president till the August 26 Nigeria football General Assembly.
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