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‘FIFA’s letter does not restore Maigari to office’

15 August 2014, 10:32

Abuja - Acting President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mike Umeh has called on sections of the Nigeria media to stop misinterpreting a letter from world football governing body, FIFA, which was received on Thursday.

Umeh declared: “I want to use this opportunity to urge the media to refrain from misinterpreting the letter from FIFA. As a body, the Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation has gone through the letter and noted the contents.”

“We have noted, among others, the section in which FIFA talked about restoring the electoral committee and the electoral appeals committee, and the advice that we allow Aminu Maigari to preside over the coming elective Congress of 26th August, 2014.”

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“We will sit down and deliberate on everything and will come out with our position. FIFA officials are themselves aware that Maigari has resigned his position and it will be the discretion of the Executive Committee to now invite him to the elective Congress. An elective Congress is never really presided over by anyone.”

“For the avoidance of doubt, Maigari tendered his resignation letter on 12th August, 2014.”

Umeh insisted that the NFF Executive Committee has abided by the provisions of the NFF Statutes, as approved by FIFA, in all its actions in the past few weeks.

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