Former NBA player, Olumide Oyedeji is one of the leading candidates for the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF election slated for Monday, January 31, 2022 in Benin City, Edo state, Page 3news.com.ng reports.
• Musa Kida… NBBF sole presidential candidate
Olumide Oyedeji, who has been itching for the position of the NBBF Vice President position, has suddenly put in for the position of Vice President of the NBBF. He was hitherto nominated as a representative on the NBBF board.
The desperate Oyedeji, who runs a basketball academy as well as a Foundation, would slug it out with Babatunde Ogunade from the South West for the Vice President position in the Benin election.
• Desperate Olumide Oyedeji…for NBBF Vice President position
Following the final screening for the candidates for the NBBF Election by the NBBF Electoral Committee, according to the Chairman Electoral Committee, Dr Lanre Glover, the following candidates have however satisfied the laid down criteria, and are therefore qualified to contest.
They are: Ugo Udeze, South East representative; Abba Kaka Abdul Kadir, North East representative; Babatunde Ogunade, Vice President, South West representative/Vice President; Ahmadu Kida Musa, president and South South representative; Deshi Adamu Jan Long, North Central representative and Yusuf Surajo, North West representative. Also, Olumide Oyedeji, South West representative/Vice President, as nominated by the former NBBF president, Musa Kida.
The Chairman NBBF Electoral Committee, Dr Lanre Glover has however expressed that arrangements for the election have been in perfect shape.