By David Olalekan.
The immediate past Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has revealed that his successor, Sunday Akin Dare will not be intimidated by cabals because he (Dalung) had rendered them powerless.
Dalung, who made the disclosure during a chat with BSNSports, noted that he fought the “untouchable” cabal in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and National Sports Commission (NSC) and succeeded.
He said: “When I came in as a new minister, I said I am an undertaker and that I will step on toes and I did exactly that because I don’t want the next minister to be intimidated by cabals.
“I sacrificed myself so that nobody can intimidate the next minister because I have dealt with the untouchables. Before I came as Minister of Sports, no one dared the Nigeria Football Federation and the National Sports Commission the way I did and I left unhurt. But I did it and ran my full tenure. Nobody could remove or intimidate me.”
He added that having liberated the sports ministry, Sunday Dare would have a good run as minister.
“I liberated the ministry of sports, therefore, no one can dare Dare among the cabals because I have rendered them powerless”, Dalung boasted.
Recall that Solomon Dalung and 17 other ex-ministers failed to return to President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term cabinet.