Seasoned football administrator Alhaji Ahmed Baba Pele has heaped kind words on the upper west fraternity despite his failed attempt at replacing Alhaji DS Yahaya as the Regional Football Association Chairman.
The retired teacher amassed 13 votes from the 37 member Congress to finish second behind Alhaji DS Yahaya in the RFA Chairmanship race.
In a message to the entire football circle in the upper west region, Alhaj Baba Pele tipped Alhaji DS Yahaya for success and called on the football populace to rally behind the chosen Chairman for the next four years.
“THANK YOU TO THE FOOTBALL FRATERNITY OF THE UPPER WEST REGION.
ALHAJI AHMED BABA PELE
I want to first and foremost thank Allah Almighty for seeing as through an incident free elections.
Am sincerely grateful to all the delegate for the reception the gave me when I come to them to ask for their mandate to lead the Regional Football Association. I thank you for the votes though it was not enough for me to win. I respect your decision on the choice of Comerade Alhaji Yahaya Saadugu Biyad to lead the Regional Football Association.
Also want to thank my campaign team who worked tirelessly 24/7 to bring me victory though we couldn’t win. I so much appreciate your contributions.
To the upper west sports presenters and writers I salute you for the diverse roles you played before during and after the elections. You gave up to speed reportage of the activities of every candidate and matters relating to the elections am proud of you.
I also want to use this opportunity to once again congratulate Alhaji Yahaya Saadugu Biyad on his victory. I visited him at his residence in kpanguru on 1/11/19 and I have pledged my support for him. I will do my best to help his administration up lift the image of the game in our region.
I wish to also urge Alhaji Yahaya Saadugu to embrass all football loving people in the region, rather than trying to identify his love ones or enemies during the elections. You are our chairman and we are your subjects or followers.
I therefore want to plead with all member of my campaign team, my supporters , the sports media and the general public to lend our support to Alhaji Yahaya Saadugu for him to succeed because his success will mean development of the game in our Region.
Alhaji Baba Pele”, a statement from Alhaji Baba Pele reads.