Peace prevails in tussle for Northern Region RFA's position

Sports News of Monday, 18 January 2016


Abdu LasanNewly elected Northern Regional Football Association chairman, Abdulai Alhassan

Newly elected Northern Regional Football Association chairman, Abdulai Alhassan has expressed delight that his former contender for the position; Adam Munkaila has withdrawn a legal suit against his election.

In October 2015, Alhassan defeated Munkaila; who was then the incumbent chairman in the regions elections. Alhassan won the elections after polling 49 votes against his opponent’s 30. After the election, Munkaila felt aggrieved about the process that saw the election of Abdulai Alhassan as RFA chairman for the region and as such sought redress in court.

However, he has chosen to discontinue the case, much to the delight of Abdulai Alhassan.In an interview with Joy Sports, Abdulai Alhassan expressed relief by the decision.

“It is something that we have been waiting for. I am really glad that my senior brother has withdrawn the case from court. I am happy we have finally come to an understanding to withdraw the case and let peace prevail in the region.”

Before the elections, Munkaila sought to get his relatively younger opponent disqualified; an attempt which was dismissed by the Ghana Football Association’s Appeals Committee. Munkaila had been at the top of football administration in the Northern Region for two decades.