Delegates ‘reject’ Margaret Binga as Nigeria’s new taekwondo president emerges – Blueprint Newspapers Limited


Nigerian Taekwondo Federation (NTF) outgoing president Ms Margaret Binga on Thursday failed to garner a single vote at the end of the 2021 sports federation elections held in Abuja.

Delegates from 22 different sports federations took part in the electoral process, and that of the NTF was not to be outdone.

Binga who had been NTF president for four years after falling out with most stakeholders over what they described as “her inability to show leadership at all times.”

They vowed not to allow him to lead Nigeria Taekwondo anymore.

Magareth Binga

Instead, the chairman of the Kebbi State Taekwondo Association, Saidu Abubakar, successfully emerged as the chairman of the NTF.

Speaking shortly after the election, a member of the electorate, Patrick Okeke asserted that the elections to the NTF board followed due process and were devoid of any hard feelings.

“We made sure the process was free and fair. Any candidate who did not win the election in one of the federations is unpopular because the delegates have been allowed to choose whomever they want in a free and fair manner.

“Many stakeholders participated, both those who voted, observed or monitored the election and they were very satisfied with the process,” he said.

Nigerian Taekwondo actor and former athlete Abubakar Lawal, speaking immediately of the result, said: “The former president did not get a single vote due to her administrative approach. As an athlete she did well, but after we elected her in the past, she couldn’t do well as an administrator. That’s why almost all of us decided to let her withdraw.

The effort to speak to Ms. Binga was unsuccessful as she did not answer or call back calls afterwards.

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