The Minister of Youths and Sports Solomon Dalung says the NBBF elections held in Kano were conducted by a faction led by the immediate-past president of the Federation, Tijani Umar.

According to Dalung, this was because the elections in Kano had no backing of the Ministry, as all elections into all boards of the national sports federations in the country, had been fixed for Tuesday, June 13 in Abuja.

“The NBBF will hold elections on Tuesday, alongside 31 other sports federations in Abuja,” he said.

But a disagreement had emerged over the issue of whether or not the ministry has the right to draw up guidelines for the federations.

The federations are, according to international sports federations’ standards, to be run by constitution/statutes/guidelines duly agreed to by all stakeholders in the federation.

NBBF had earlier insisted it would conduct its elections based on the guideline prescribed by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the basketball world governing body.