The last-ditch move by the Nigeria Olympic Committee to settle the rift that has bedeviled Nigerian basketball leadership has ended in a deadlock as both factions could not arrive at an amicable solution.
Unconfirmed reports say, Factional president, Musa Kida declined to comment to the press, as his rival, Tijjani Umar, revealed that he is ready for a fresh poll.
NOC spokesman, Tony Ubani says failure to resolve the matter may compel the body to request an extension of the deadline from FIBA.
FIBA had earlier directed both parties to find an amicable solution by November 30, failing which it would impose sanctions, including but not limited to suspension of Nigeria and the setting up of a task force to run the affairs of the NBBF.
In the event of a rejection to the NOC request, FIBA will appoint a caretaker Task Force to run the affairs in Nigeria, and organize free, fair, and transparent elections under FIBA Statutes, where all parties will have equal opportunities to be voted in.