The Acting Chairman of Akwa Ibom State Football Association (AKSFA), Hon. Imo Attat has been given a seven-day ultimatum to convene a meeting of the board or risk impeachment.
Briefing pressmen on Thursday shortly after an emergency meeting of the board at Tevoli hotel in Uyo, members of AKSFA said Hon. Imo Attat, who took over in an acting capacity after the dead of the chairman, late Emmanuel Ibah, had since abandoned his duties and responsibilities, thereby making the FA inactive in Akwa Ibom State.
Speaking through one of the members, Mr. Tony Kelvin, AKSFA members expressed displeasure over Imo Attat’s way of running the affairs of the association.
Tony Kelvin said the ultimatum to Imo Attat became necessary after deliberations at the meeting concerning how the FA has been relegated to the background in the State.
According to him, “Board members are not happy with the way our Acting Chairman is running the affairs of FA. We met and resolved that Imo Attat should convene a meeting of the board within seven days or we will pass a vote of no confidence on him.”
Tony Kelvin further maintained that members frowned at Imo Attat who had since relinquished power to one of the board members, Pastor Emmanuel Brown on the excuse of going for a sick leave and has since refused to resume duty.
“He told us that he will be going on a sick leave and that one of us (Pastor Emmanuel Brown) should act until he returns. He went and came back healthy and strong, but yet he has refused to assume duty. The annoying part is that, Pastor Brown takes instructions from Imo Attat before acting.”
Also, Tony Kelvin said members resolved that Pastor Emmanuel Brown should step aside from acting in the absence of Imo Attat, adding that the FA Secretary, Elder Joseph Eberefe has been mandated to lead within the seven days even as he disclosed that failure for Imo Attat to assume his office, they will be left with no other option than to impeach him.
Tony Kelvin disclosed members that attended the meeting to include: Mr. Felix Udoh, Pastor Emmanuel Brown, Mr. Samuel Umoh, Mr. Raymond Essien and himself as well as Elder Joseph Eberefe, AKSFA Secretary.
In his reaction, Hon. Imo Attat said he decided to relinquished power to Pastor Emmanuel Brown because he is not interested in the position anymore. In his words, “I’m not interested about anything football in the State anymore”.