NFF Unveils Roadmap for Elections

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, on Monday inaugurated the newly elected NFF Electoral and NFF Electoral Appeals Committees, with emphasis on credible, transparent and fair elections as their watchword.

It would be recalled that at Saturday’s Extra-Ordinary General Assembly in Warri, the congress had, in line with a FIFA directive, elected persons into a new NFF Electoral Committee and also into a new NFF Electoral Appeals Committee, and set Tuesday, 30 September, 2014 for elections to compose a new NFF executive committee.

Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, executive committee member, who represented Aminu Maigari, NFF President said “the over–riding importance of free and fair, and very credible elections cannot be over emphasized. The General Assembly has put this onerous responsibility on your shoulders because they believe you are persons of integrity, and the NFF also has faith in your ability to deliver.”

At the inauguration, both Samson Ebomhe and Okey Ajunwa used the opportunity to declare their readiness for a thorough job, with credible and transparent elections as the bedrock.

Ebomhe also used the opportunity to unveil a roadmap, saying that sale of forms, nomination and return of the forms would be from Monday, 22 September to Wednesday, 24 September, with screening and final list of candidates to emerge on Thursday, 25 September while protests and appeals are to be heard on Friday, 26 September.

“I also want to let it be known that all those who have previously been cleared for the elections need no fresh clearance. All they need to do is indicate their willingness to be involved in the elections. However, there is opportunity now for those who were previously not involved to get involved,” he stated.

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