NFF to dissolve Electoral and Appeals committees

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 14th, 2014

NFF logo 1As a result of the electoral body’s decision to disqualify Segun Odegbami, Taiwo Ogunjobi and acting NFF president Mike Umeh, from contesting the August 26 NFF elections, the Nigeria Football Federation executive committee, has announced they will propose to the General Assembly to dissolve the NFF electoral and appeals committees.

The NFF’s first vice-president, Shehu Adamu, pointed out that the electoral process has been full of deliberate disenfranchisement of eligible members of the Nigeria football family and other flaws.

“Following from a statement by the Acting President which was made public eight days ago, in which the NFF said it was worried by the hitches and complaints and widespread criticisms of the process, we have discovered that nothing has improved and it was rather allowed to get worse,” Adamu said.

“The Electoral Committee has failed to satisfy the yearnings of the football family for a fair play and credibility of the process. We are deeply disappointed at how people have been nonchalantly disenfranchised.

“In the interest of fair play and based on our commitment to ensuring a credible election that will lift the name of our country, the NFF Executive Committee hereby proposes the dissolution of the Electoral and Electoral Appeals Committee, to the Congress, which we are calling for Tuesday, 26th August, 2014.

“As it is, we have to start the entire process afresh. In view of this, it will be impossible to hold the elections as earlier scheduled on Tuesday, 26th August, 2014. We will propose a new date for the General Assembly and consult with Fifa on this matter.

“As a result, the Electoral Committee and the Electoral Appeals Committee would have to step aside for now.”

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