The All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) yesterday said corruption and mismanagement are the major reason why Nigeria failed at the just concluded 2012 London Olympics.
ANPP advised the President Goodluck Jonathan-led Federal Government to probe the corruption in the sports sector and save the country the national shame in the future.
Government, the opposition party said should carry out a sincere investigation into why the huge amount of N1.9billion was late in being disbursed to the Team Nigeria, as alleged by the National Sports Commission (NSC).
Former Nigerian sports champions, ANPP said should be summoned to a roundtable to discuss what went wrong and suggest how best to move our beloved nation forward adding that allegations of fraud, favoritism and foul play by the nations’ sports officials before and during the Olympics should be properly probed with a view to punishing culprits.
A statement issued in Abuja by National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Emma Eneukwu said: “The Nigerian delegation to the London Olympics failed the nation when they came back without even a bronze medal as a prize. It is a fact that the Olympics is about marketing culture through sports and showing the world that one’s country is modern and has an unbridled aspiration to greatness…”