By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Osun State has congratulated the newly elected chairman of the State Football Association, Chief Rasaq Mustapha over his victory at the election.
In a congratulatory message signed by the Chairman of Osun SWAN, Mr Adeyemi Aboderin and the Secretary, Mr Timothy Agbor and made available to journalists charged Mustapha to ensure full implementation of his mission statements.
The statement also commended Prince Ademola Bamidele for his desire to reposition the State’s Football Association.
Osun SWAN however charged Mustapha to work with all stakeholders in the football sector in the state in order to bring about rapid developments and sense of belonging.
According to the association, “We, the Sports Writers in Osun congratulate Chief Rasaq Mustapha on his emergence as the chairman of Osun State Football Association. We wish you success and all round development in Osun FA in your tenure.
“Just like Mustapha and Bamidele promised to work together notwithstanding the outcome of the election during the debate organised by SWAN at the weekend, we urged you to extend hands of fellowship to Bamidele and other stakeholders in the state.
“Just like you promised stakeholders during the chairmanship debate, we urge you to reposition round leather game in Osun.
Chief Mustapha, the chairman and sole financier of Ajiroba Football Club, succeeded late Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi.
Mustapha polled 28 and defeated his co-contestant, Prince Ademola Bamidele who had 8 votes. Bamidele had acted as the chairman after Ogunjobi’s demise.
At the commencement of the election on Monday at NUT hall, 37 delegates had been accredited for voting. At the end of the election, a void vote was witnessed.