Former Nigerian international and plaintiff in the lawsuit that sacked Udale Joseph Haruna as athletes’ representative on the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) board six months after his election, Sammy Abua, has vowed to keep fighting if Udalle decides to appeal. his dismissal. by a Superior Court of the FCT.
Abua, speaking on Radio Nigeria’s magazine’s flagship show Sports Spectacular on Saturday, said he has plenty of evidence to prove that former HFN Secretary General Mohammed Maigidansama made a mistake by unilaterally manipulating the electoral code published by the Ministry of Sports for the month of September. 2021 in favor of one of the contestants.
He said that he is fully prepared to follow the litigation, presenting verifiable facts and figures; knowing that it is a fight to improve the luck of the players and not for personal gain.
“These fights are geared towards giving handball players in the country the recognition they deserve, as the current HFN board of directors has not done enough to give the players a voice or attend to their welfare and well-being,” Abua said.
On the accusation that he was being driven to destabilize the HFN Board led by Sam Ocheho, Abua dismissed it as baseless rumor and warned that he is ready to follow the matter to its logical conclusion until justice is served.
A Nyanya-based FCT High Court chaired by Judge Alfred Okpe annulled the election of Joseph Udalle as HFN player representative on Monday, January 16, 2023 and ordered new elections to be held within 30 days. .
The judge also awarded N500,000:00 as costs against Maigidansama, and in favor of the plaintiff; but Mr. Udalle had promised to appeal the ruling, saying it was a judicial error.