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NFF troubles return?

04 December 2014, 17:27Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Troubles seem to have returned to the administration of the Nigeria Federation as Electoral Committee chairman Okey Ajunwa annulled the election that brought in the present board led by Amaju Pinnick.

Four members (out of five) of the committee had on Wednesday upheld the election and given Pinnick and his executive board the clean bill to operate.

But the chairman, Okey Ajunwa 24 hours later, kicked against the majority of the committee and ruled that a bye election should be conducted within seven days, the elections be held in Abuja, and that persons who were cleared and contested on the August 26 elections and September 30 elections should contest the elections.

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Ajunwa also ruled that a harmonisation of all the list of cleared candidates would be done by the electoral committee, that any person from Kano and Abia state are disqualified from the elections, and that all actions taken before today by Amaju Pinnick remains valid.

But in a swift reaction, NFF issued a press release stating that members of the NFF 2014 Electoral Committee on Thursday dismissed the report presented to some journalists by the chairman of the committee Ajunwa, declaring it a mere minority report that is of no consequence - and therefore null and void.

“Barr. Ajunwa failed in several aspects in this assignment. He failed to invoke the meeting of the Electoral Appeals Committee and it was when time had ran out on the appeals that he woke up suddenly to call for a hearing,” the members said.

Meanwhile, the Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation has accepted in its entirety, the decision of the NFF 2014 Electoral Appeals Committee as conveyed to the NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu, after the Committee’s meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014.

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