By Amaechi Agbo
Niger state Football Association under the leadership of Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf (Fresh) has inaugurated seven-man electoral committee to conduct the forthcoming elections in the 25 Area football Council in the Power House.
The committee was mandated to make a good show of the election scheduled for February 16.
It also inaugurated a five man appeal committee headed by Ibrahim Liman Wushishi that would look into all matters arising from the election.
While announcing the committee, Niger State FA chairman Comrade Ahmed Yusuf Fresh enjoined the members to see the mandate as a service for the growth of football in the state and the nation at large. He reminded them that they had been chosen based on their track record and impressive reputation adding that they must do everything to live to expectation.
He also said the process of organising and supervising the election process and decisions relating to the election should be in conformity with the NFF electoral code as approved by the NFF General Assembly in Abuja on December 29.
Comrade Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, who was represented on the occasion by the 1st vice chairman Yabagi Baba extolled the members whom he describe as men of proven integrity.
The electoral committee is headed by Justice Yusuf Kontagora. Other members of the committee include Alhaji Yahaya Garba, Suleiman Isah, Umar Ango Badeggi, DSP John Magaji, Maryam Abdullsalam, Comrade Musa Maitani and Alhaji A A Nagya.
The appeal committee has Liman Ibrahim Wushishi as chairman, while other members are Andy Bala Likate, Saidu Anaba, Abbas Sufiyanu Danlami. Secretary of the committee is Saidu Jagaba who will be assisted by Garba Danfulani.
The Secretary to the state Football Association will serve as the Secretary of the Committee.
The members of the committee were selected based on the geographical and configuration of the state’s 3 political zones.
In his acceptance speech, the chairman of the electoral committee Justice Kontagora promised to organise an election that will be so free and fair that there would be no need for members to be aggrieved and forced to go to the appeals committee.
“This assignment is a collective responsibility, I would not let the state football association down but would deliver credible election that members may not run to the appeal committee,” he said.