The Nigeria Football Federation yesterday inaugurated the newly -elected NFF Electoral and NFF Electoral Appeals Committees, with emphasis on credible, transparent and fair elections ringing through the inauguration hall.
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, while setting the date of Tuesday, 30th September, 2014 for elections to compose a new NFF Executive Committee.
At the event, NFF President Aminu Maigari, who was away at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland for a meeting of his FIFA Players’Status Committee, was represented by Executive Committee member, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande. There were also Executive Committee members Alh. Yusuf Ahmed ‘Fresh’ and Alh. Ahmad Muazu Kawu.
“The overriding 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,” Yahaya-Kwande stated.
Responding, both Barristers Ebomhe and 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 yesterday to Wednesday, 24th September, with screening and final list of candidates to emerge on Thursday, 25th September and protests/appeals to be heard on Friday, 26th September.