Embattled PPFN President, Queen Uboh-Idris Disappears With World Cup Trophy
By Our Correspondent
The last may not have been heard regarding suspended President of Para-Powerlifting Federation of Nigeria, PPFN, Mrs Queen Uboh-Idris and the crisis that engulfed the 2020 Para-Powerlifting World Cup hosted in Nigeria last week.
The victorious Paralympians that came tops at the just concluded World power Paralifting World Cup held in Nigeria from 4-7 February, have made a passionate appeal to the suspended President of the Federation Mrs Queen Oboh-Idris, to return the overall trophy they won at the competition .
Speaking during the courtesy visit organized in their honour Tuesday in Abuja, Team Captain Lucy Ejike said, “We appeal to the former President to return the overall Trophy we won which we are supposed to present to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare who has been a great motivator. Today (Tuesday), we are not with our pride because Queen Idris has taken it away.
“This trophy is our sweat, commitment and efforts to make Nigeria proud. We are begging her to please return the trophy so that we can present it to the Minister who will present it to President Mohamadu Buhari . Nobody should deny us our pride,” she pleaded.
It would be recalled that the Minister saved Nigeria from banishment when he insisted that only Team Nigeria Athletes could represent the country at the competition.
Idris was suspended by the PPFN board for running the Federation as her personal estate, she was accused of financial impropriety as well as highhandedness.
Queen has not responded to the allegations despite her announcing her resignation on the closing ceremony of the World Cup at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.