by Mark Bassey
The dates for all the processes leading to elections into the Executive Committee of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), have been released by the Electoral Committee.
Chairman of the NFF Electoral Committee, Amoni Biambo, said on Thursday: “We have taken into careful consideration, the yearnings of everyone in the Nigeria football family for a level playing field for all, and have decided to slightly extend the deadline for the endorsement and collections of forms, which has also affected slightly other deadlines.
“However, we are committed to holding the elections as scheduled on Tuesday, 26th August. Our responsibility is to play the role of an impartial, unbiased umpire in the entire process to ensure fairness for all.”
The deadline for endorsement and submission of forms is 6pm on Monday, August 4, while screening of candidates and release of names of eligible ones will be completed by Wednesday.
Appeals/protests against candidates will be heard on August 11, before the election itself is held on August 26.
“The NFF Electoral Committee will do everything possible to guarantee a free and fair election that will do justice to the great name of our country in the comity of football –playing countries of the universe,” Biambo concluded.