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Court ‘Stops’ 30 September NFF Election

The proposed 30 September Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Elective Congress in Benin City, Edo State, may no longer take place as planned.

This comes after a court order allegedly obtained on Thursday, according to Harrison Jalla, the task force chairman for the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN).

In a news release, Mr Jalla said that by choosing 30 September for its Elective Congress, the NFF was initially attempting to break the law.

He stated that a hearing in a lawsuit to modify the NFF Statutes is ongoing and scheduled for 31 October, saying the choice of 30 September for the NFF election, as a result, is illegal.

With barely two weeks to the eagerly expected elections in Benin City, the momentum has been high with over 40 candidates cleared to vie for the different positions on the new NFF board.

According to report, the NFF Electoral Committee gave 11 contestants the green light to vie for the Presidency while it disqualified two others from the race.

For the post of 1st Vice President, it is a three-horse race between Felix Anyansi-Agwu, Obinna Ogba, and Chinedu Okoye.

Interestingly, only Yusuf Ahmed is in the running for the position of Chairman of Chairmen.

It is not clear if the latest court injunction will take the steam off the countdown to the NFF election or whether the polls will go on, as some already argue, Thursday’s court verdict is ‘fundamentally flawed’.

Premium Times Nigeria

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