AFN Crisis: Why Gusau Is Not Granting Interviews

By Amaechi Agbo

As the seemingly intractable crises rocking the Athletic Federation of Nigeria, AFN continue, President of the Federation, Ibrahim Gusau has offered explanation on why he is not granting interviews to several journalists who had requested for it, can report

A section of Nigeria sports writers have expressed disappointment on how the embattled President had shunned their interview request concerning the crises in the Federation.

But speaking online on Sunday, the former House Of Representatives member said he decided not to speak to the press at present due to the fact that the case in question is currently a legal matter in the court.

Mr Gusau who said he shared in the concerns raised by the journalists to speak on the matter, however called for patience pending when the Court of Appeal gives its judgement on the case before it.

“I thank you all my friends of the media and I share in your concern for me to grant an interview on this matter.

“However, I will implore us all to be a little patient until the court of Appeal judgement is delivered on the matter. I do not want to prejudice the outcome of the Court of Appeal judgement on the matter,” he said

The President added that the crises are not good for Nigeria image in the outside world adding that he would not love to overheat the situation

“I will not want to overheat the polity as these ugly events are not good for Nigeria’s publicity in the international arena.”

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