NFF elections must hold by Sept 20, says Akinwunmi | Dailytrust

NFF elections must hold by Sept 20, says Akinwunmi

The first vice president of the Nigerian Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi, has said that the Executive Committee must uphold the authority of the NFF Congress that elections be held before the current board’s term expires.

In a three-minute video, the Lagos State Football Association boss declared his position for the staging of the polls in September.

“As you are all aware, there has been a dark cloud of uncertainties surrounding the administration of our football in the past few months.

“I wish to make it abundantly clear that I support the total adherence to the NFF Statutes, the supremacy of the congress and the commitment that NFF elections be held on or before 20 September 2022.

“As a football family, this is yet another time when we are called upon to come together and put football first.”

Akinwunmi who is reputed for his grassroots football development efforts revealed that the process that would lead to the staging of the polls will begin with the Annual General Assembly slated to hold on Thursday, August 18, 2022, in Lagos.

“In full alignment and agreement with the above, I’m aware that the NFF Statutes is the supreme law for the administration of football in Nigeria,  subject of course to any conflict with the laws of Nigeria. By virtue of the NFF Statutes, the annual general assembly as currently constituted is the supreme legislative body for the NFF.”

The General Assembly will consider a roadmap towards this year’s Elective Congress of NFF, as well as such items as may be proposed by the members or members of the Executive Committee. 

Meanwhile, Senator Shehu Sani has challenged Super Eagles legends Jay-Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Daniel Amokachi, Segun Odegbami and Tijani Babangida to emulate Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o and contest for the NFF presidency.

“The NFF election is here again. Ex-Nigerian Super Eagles should step forward and take the mantle of football administration.

“Emulate Samuel Eto’o & [Didier] Drogba. Where is Okocha, Nwankwo, Amokachi, Odegbami and Babangida?” he posed.


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