By; Ayo Ojedokun, Lagos.
Barely few months after the national elections of the Nigeria Supporters Club held on December 10, 2016 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, the elected national Chairman, Reverend Samuel Ikpea and others were over the weekend given their certificates of return.
The ceremony which took place at the International Secretariat of the Club’s Ayinde Giwa Surulere office, saw the Electoral Chairman Elder Ademola Bankole and the President General World wide, Doctor Rafiu Oladipo, giving the elected members their certificates in the presence of a mammoth crowd.
Speaking after the presentation, Dr Rafiu Oladipo, admonished member to respect the elected national chairman and never to wash their dirty linen in the public.
Responding, Reverend Ikpea thanked the electoral chairman for conducting a credible election, promising to carry everybody along.
“Like any other human being Im happy. Before the elections took place on December 10, 2016, we were having some in-house issues. And by the time we settled, we did our election at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. on the 10th of December where I emerged as the national chairman.
Thereafter, we decided to postpone the presentation of certificate of returns to the elected members. This decision of postponement was taken so as to allow time to bring everybody together.
I don’t want to rule a divided house.. Within the three months that have passed I have tried my best to ensure that we all cometogether.as a big family and do what we know how to do best.
“My candid advice to elected supporters club members is to look beyond themselves. Because this is a call to service and supporters club is an NGO where we spend our time and money.
“My target is to usurpers what my predecessors have done and to ensure that the club is financially sufficient.