Athletes at the ongoing All-Nigeria Championship in Abuja have protested the impeachment of the federation’s Technical Director and Athletes Representative, Sunday Adeleye.
Contrary to the competition’s schedule to commence by 8AM, athletes declined to partake in any event in Abuja on Sunday morning as they all took to the track, raising placards to promulgate their cause.
Inscriptions on the placards had phrases like “SUNDAY ADELEYE IS AN EPITOME OF MALADMINISTRATION”, ”ATHLETES REJECT SUNDAY ADELEYE AS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR”, “A FRAUD WITH DOUBLE DATE OF BIRTH ISN’T SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE AFN BOARD!!” with the athletes vehemently demanding the dismissal of the Adeleye who has worked in the capacity of the federation’s Technical Director for about two years.
Questioned on the reasons for the demonstration, the athletes bitterly complained of Adeleye’s power-drunk attitude in relating to athletes.
They claim the 33-year-old has been ‘playing God’ and has infringed on the rights of many of their colleagues.
In the long run, the supposed three-day National trials was cancelled after an active Day 1, with Athletes vowing to keep up with the protest until Adeleye vacates his position.