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State FA bosses denounce congress

07 July 2014, 13:28

Abuja - Thirty-four State FA Chairmen have described last weekend's emergency General Assembly Meeting which purportedly endorsed Aminu Maigari's ouster from the helm of the Nigeria Football Federation as a scam.

The dissenting chairmen claim that only three state FA chairmen attended Saturday’s Congress, which was convened by the Chairman of the Chairmen of the country’s Football Association, Chief Effiong Johnson, as they neither attended nor sent representatives.

“Our attention has been drawn to news making the rounds that the Executive Committee Members, Management Committee and all Chairmen of the various State Football Associations and the Federal Capital Territory attended the just concluded illegal Congress presided over by one Chief Effiong Johnson," a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday read.

"It is further to bring to the notice of the NFF, football stakeholders in Nigeria and the entire good people of Nigeria that in total compliance with the order of Hon. Justice P. L. Lot in Suit No. PLD/J 342/2014 between Mrs. Ebiakpo Rumson Baribote vs. Nigeria Football Association & four others, that the Executive Committee and the Management staff of the Defendant and the various Chairmen of the State Football Association, an affiliate of the Defendant in the said suit, with the exception of Chief Effiong Johnson, Alhaji Shehu Adamu, Chief Obinna Ogba, Chidi Offor Okenwa, Austin Popo, did not send any proxy nor took part in the illegal Congress convened by the Hon. Minister For Sports/ Chairman National Sports Commission, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, and presided over by Chief Effiong Johnson.”

The statement was signed by Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, Ahmed Yusuf, Alhaji Mohammed Modibbo, Sir E. C. Chukwuemeka, Barrister Chris Green, Ibrahim Gusau and Barrister Musa Amadu.

World football governing body, Fifa, on Sunday reiterated their stand on plans to hit Nigeria with sanctions if Maigari is not reinstated by Tuesday.

- Kick Off Nigeria

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