Former Cricket Boss Defends Re-Election Bid
The President of the recently dissolved board of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Engineer Emeka Onyeama has revealed why he is canvassing for a second term in office.
Onyeama claims with the successes recorded by the federation during his first term, there is a need to consolidate on what is already on ground.
"We have managed to reinstate cricket in the National School Sports curriculum which has seen students participating in the last 3 editions of the event,” he began.
He continued: "We also got cricket back into NUGA which is another platform we are holding strongly after we rejuvenated it and it is now waxing stronger.
"Also at the 2nd edition of the National Youth Games held in Ilorin in 2016, cricket (men and women) was the only team sport featured".
Onyeama appealed to all stakeholders vying for elective posts ahead of the June 13th Zonal, Vice Presidential and Presidential elections to shun destructive politicking.
He expressed shock at the campaign of calumny against his persons over his ambition to seek for re-election after the expiration of his 1st term in office.
He said he wondered why elections into the cricket federation has become a do or die affair where some candidates will think the best form of campaign is to resort into personal attacks rather than roll out their plans and allow the people to decide.