NFF Constitutes Electoral, Appeal Committees Ahead September 30 Elections

NFF Constitutes Electoral, Appeal Committees Ahead September 30 Elections

The Congress of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday constituted the Electoral and Appeal Committees ahead of the September 30 Elective Congress scheduled to hold in Benin City Edo State.

The nation football governing body also named Aikhuegire Anthony as the Chairman of the Electoral Committee and Barrister Gandi Umar as Chairman, Appeal Committee.

This is contained in a communique made available to BSN Sports which reads in part; “The Congress approved the suspension of the provisions of the NFF Statutes (2010) and the NFF Electoral Code (2009) that provide a certain duration between the time of constitution of the Electoral Committee and the conduct of elections into the NFF Executive Committee. The Congress thereby adopted Friday, 30th September as date for the NFF Elective Congress 2022.

 “Following from the above, the Congress constituted the NFF Electoral Committee and the NFF Election Appeals Committee 2022 thus: NFF Electoral Committee 2022: Aikhunegire Anthony Malik (Chairman); Justice Abdulkadir Zakariyya (Vice Chairman); Babatunde Ogala – SAN (Member); Daha Umar Daura – Danburam (Member); Gambo Mamman (Member). Alternate Members: Barrister Ifeanyi Dike; Barr. Ransom Ariyo

“NFF Election Appeals Committee 2022: Barrister Gandi Umar, mni (Chairman); Ayo Akindele – SAN (Vice Chairman); Rev. Obioma Onyeaghala (Member). Alternate Members: Barrister Chive Kaave; Barrister Idi Halidu Ali.

 The General Assembly also approved Benin City, capital of Edo State as venue for the NFF Elective Congress 2022.

Meanwhile, in order not to create vacuum, the current NFF board will be in charge of the elections despite their tenure ending on 20th September.

 Following a motion on the floor of the General Assembly, the Congress approved that the present NFF Executive Committee remain in office to conduct the 30th September 2022 elections in order to avoid any form of vacuum. 

 Congress approved that all decisions reached at the Annual General Assembly, in particular the Electoral Roadmap, be communicated to world football-governing body, FIFA by the NFF General Secretary without delay, for approval, endorsement and ratification.

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