Mr Gbenga Elegbeleye, the Director General National Sports Commission is in the news for reasons outside of sports.
He is said to be very interested in succeeding out going governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko.
Sources however claim put plans in place to actualise his dream is already causing rumpus
at his place of work- and beyond.
Here are details of this development
Sports Commission Boss, Gbenga Elegbeleye is interested in occupying
the office of the Governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko.
incumbent state head man is not eligible to recontest after two terms -
and Elegbeleye is said to believe this development makes it a perfect
period for him to pursue his ambition.
Insiders disclose he has kick started an intense underground campaign to achieve his objective.
According to a source, the former Federal Law maker confided his ambition to a handful of confidants and stakeholders since his days
as a member of the Federal House of Representatives.
Informants claim, it is this background he is currently leveraging on to initiate an underground campaign.
pieced together revealed outside of the ongoing attempts at rallying
support for his cause , the man described as at logger heads with sports
minister- Tammy Danagogo is said to be stockpiling funds to prosecute
Sources claim it is part of the process of amassing
wealth for upcoming campaign that pitched the NSC Director General
against the Sports Minister.
Information revealed the NSC boss and the Minister had perfected an arrangement to how to 'manage things'.
But the execution appeared to favour the D.G than the Minister, and soured their 'relationship'.
areas that caused festering friction are listed as,unspent fund from
the African Youth Games in Gaborone, Botswana. The Federal Government
reportedly released N1.2billion.
Another is identified as the manner of the organisation of National Sports Festival in Calabar, particularly finances.
allocation for the off-shore training of the athletes meant to
represent the nation in the July Commonwealth Games, especially the pre
event single handedly staged by the D.G is also listed as another cause
Insiders revealed Elegbeleye is said to be
using these means as a fund sourcing avenue for his gubernatorial
ambition. With the Minister feeling short changed.
Minister Danagogo is said to be so upset with the D.G that he publicly declare his office 'illegal' as a means to oust him.
however claim Elegbeleye is using links in the presidency and support
in the Federal House of Representatives to smoother opposition from the
Informants claim the game plan is to weather the storm
long enough to position himself in vantage position to achieve his
The Ondo elections comes up in October 2016.