The Ebonyi State Ministry of Sports and Youth Development is set to probe the emergence of Sen. Obinna Ogba, representing Ebonyi Central, and other contestants for the State Football Association (FA) elections.
This is as the ministry has already set-up a 5-man committee to probe the Senator.
Naija News reports that the probe also comes after the ministry had alleged that the June 1 election process suffered monopolisation by Ogba, who is the incumbent chairman and the Senate Committee Chairman on Sports; a seat that a source in the ministry said that Ogba had occupied for more than 10 years.
While reacting to the emergence of Ogba, the Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, who inaugurated the committee, Charlse Akpuenika, says he and other stakeholders in the state were not aware of the election processes.
“The committee will be headed by the ministry’s new Permanent Secretary, Mr Jonathan Okoronkwo and is empowered to invite Ogba and other contestants to the next meeting of sports stakeholders in the state.
“The committee should review and brief the stakeholders, the processes used in electing delegates who will vote in the elections as none of the stakeholders is aware of the process.
“You must conclude this assignment within 48 hours and reconvene a meeting of the stakeholders where all the contestants and delegates should be present.
“None of the contestants is above the state ministry and anyone who wants to prove so will be told that no one is above the ministry,” he said.