By Sedara Oluwadara
Like in national elections, allegation of vote buying is trailing Friday’s election into the board of NFF.
According to Page3 News one of the presidential candidates is offering the sum of N10 million to each of the delegates to the Congress Election holding in the ancient City of Benin, Edo state.
The Northern candidate was said to have taken most observers by surprise when he started doling out US Dollar to the delegates and have also insisted on doing so by personally handing over the raw cash to the delegates.
Reports available have it that no other candidates has displayed such financial muscle in the campaign so far even with the Southern candidates that have got the financial support of their State Governments.
Expectedly, delegates are beginning to scramble for the raw cash being dangled by the desperate aspirant at the Edo Heritage Hotel in Benin City, the designed venue of the talk-of-the town NFF elections.
Vote-buying which first gained currency at the 2014 elections in Warri and continued unchecked at the 2018 polls, has come to stay and the NFF Presidency will again be for the highest spender.
Delegates will be called out by alphabetical order and that way, the supervisors will know how each and every delegate voted.
That was the same tactic employed successfully in Katsina four years ago