By Albert Akota
The board of Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation (NPPF), on Saturday suspended its embattled President, Queen Uboh-Idris, over series of violations including her penchant for unilaterally running the board.
The suspension came as the board rejected Uboh-Idris’ purported resignation that was deemed to have failed to comply with dues process making it invalid.
She will now face investigation to unravel her fundraising activities for the just concluded Para Powerlifting World Cup, for which she was alleged to have received donations with her private banks accounts instead of the Federation’s account. She is also alleged to have repeatedly withheld information from other board members, who were left in the dark about activities around the World Cup.
A board member who pleaded anonymity said “Queen (Uboh-Idris) was called on the phone to attend the meeting so that we can hear from her but she claimed to have resigned.
“We told her that there is a process for an elected board member to follow when they desire to resign and she has not followed that process.
“She has therefore not resigned, which means she must first cooperate with the investigation that has been ordered,” the source said.