Another ugly drama powered by dethroned Queen Oboh – Idris, the President of Powerlifting Federation of Nigeria was on display on Monday when the trophy won by the power lifters was missing in action.
The victorious Paralympians that came tops at the just concluded World Power Paralifting World Cup held in Abuja, Nigeria, 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 today 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, we are not with our pride because Queen Idris has taken it away.
“This trophy is our sweat, committment 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 continued.
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 board for running the Federation as her personal estate.