DFA Crises: Nwaomucha To Fuludu, Ikpeba -You Are Shameless Liars, Interlopers …You Are suffering from Stockholm syndrome – Fuludu
By Amaechi Agbo
The crises rocking the Delta Football Association, DFA has deepened with various faction engaging in war of altercation, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
In a release Thursday, the newly elected factional DFA board led by Kenneth Nwaomucha described ex-internationals, Edema Fuludu and Victor Ikpeba “as shameless liars and cheap interlopers who were merely seeking relevance through sustained publicity stint.”
But in a counter response, Edema Fuludu said Mr Nwaomucha and his board are illegal“This is laughable coming from hired goons like Azuka Chiemeka a coward that will die many times before the real death. I and Victor Ikpeba have names in Nigeria football that cannot be wished away. It is a culmination of hardwork, determination and special grace of God.”
Mr Fuludu also described the DFA led by Kenneth Nwaomucha as “suffering from Stockholm syndrome”
Azuka Chiemeka is doing now is because he is now suffering from Stockholm syndrome: he is sympathetic to his captors
Rising from their inaugural meeting after their election on Tuesday, 15th September, the Kenneth Nwaomucha-led Board vowed never to be distracted by the antics of the two ex-internationals, but to hit the ground running about grassroot football development and a robust state league.
The Delta FA spokesperson, Mr. Azuka Chiemeka was reacting to a Guardian Newspaper report of Thursday, 17th September, which quoted Messrs Edema Fuludu and Victor Ikpeba as threatening a legal battle to reclaim a mandate which never existed.
‘We are waiting for their court summons, and we will respond appropriately too, as a Board legitimately elected and recognized by the Nigeria Football Federation “, declared Mr Chiemeka.
As at the time of filing this report, inside sources reveal that Mr Edema Fuludu’s alleged financial infractions he committed while he acted as Delta State FA Chairman are being compiled and sent to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices & Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for investigation and prosecution.
But the former Super Eagles star has vowed to report the Mr. Azuka Chiemeka to the EFCC instead.
“I read with veritable amount of chuckle the release by the illegal DFA board on a social media platform about myself and Victor Ikpeba seeking relevance in Nigeria Football community. This is laughable coming from hired goons like Azuka Chiemeka a coward that will die many times before the real death.
“I and Victor Ikpeba have names in Nigeria football that cannot be wished away. It is a culmination of hardwork, determination and special grace of God. The only ex Nigeria International Footballer in that illegal board is Sam Sodje and no one else. Tomorrow they will say he is looking for relevance.
“Azuka Chiemeka was in Agbarho DFA Congress February 2018 where he was lamenting and spoke with venom against the lackluster running of Football in the state. He was actually not doing that because he loves the game. He was crying over unpaid allowances and emoluments owed him in Warri wolves as media officer.
“Immediately he was threatened with sack or transfer to a remote part of the State he buckled and started dancing kokoma to the drums of his captors. So whatever Azuka Chiemeka is doing now is because he is now suffering from Stockholm syndrome: he is sympathetic to his captors,” he said.
On the matter of account opening and case of embezzlement, Mr Fuludu said he openly told them to go to the fraud unit organs to arrest him. Adding that he has been waiting since 2018.
“I opened an account without a board meeting and use ATM to withdraw some money totaling about eighty thousand Naira (#80,000) or less which I must have used to buy a house or sleep in an hotel. They want me to burst the dam I will and water will overflow.
“Sports Commission never paid money into the account, not one Board member sourced for one Naira and paid into the account to do jack for the FA. I will tell EFCC and co what necessitated my opening of the account and why those board members who claimed ignorance of the account know very well about the existence of the account.
“They themselves will tell us what accounts the board had and why it was not functional. We may have to bring in Friday Onothoja the longest serving FA secretary to expatiate on the DFA accounts. The chairman I took over from will also be invited to throw light on our accounts leading to the reason I opened an account.
“I and my board members stand against impunity and power play that is stifling football development. Everybody may run away when it is dark but truth will triumph even in the innermost consciousness of the oppressors.
“They should stop peddling rumours such as dropping names. Thank God coach Napo spoke up immediately. Peace in the absence of injustice is anathema.”