Sports NFF crisis: Maigari's associate believes his resignation letter was forged

An associate of Aminu Maigari has alleged that the resignation letter making the rounds of the Bauchi-born football administrator,was forged.

On Tuesday,the National Sports Commission released a statement and also a document signifying where Maigari tendered his resignation letter as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF)

Arrested by the State Security Service(SSS) yesterday,Maigari was whisked away from organising the congress of the NFF,alongside two other members of the football body: Chris Green and Musa Amadu.

It was an episode in one of the series of events that have engulfed the NFF for a long time.

The associate of Maigari noted,that the word “elective” was wiped off from the letter which was made available to the media late on Monday.

“What we have is a clear case of forgery; this is not fair and unbecoming of people in such position of authority. What Maigari wrote in his letter was that he would no longer contest and was resigning but clearly stated that it would be after the elective congress" he told The Punch.

“By deleting the key word, they fraudulently gave the impression that his resignation took effect from Monday but that’s not true. The ploy is to ensure that he did not preside over the meeting of Tuesday or the one leading to the election. That word was cancelled with a pen and that is forgery and criminal.”