July 31, 2014 – The Electoral Committee set up by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has set aside Tuesday 26th, August, 2014 for election into the Executive Committee of the nation’s football governing body.
“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, 2014. Our responsibility is to play the role of an impartial, unbiased umpire in the entire process to ensure fairness for all,” Chairman of the NFF Electoral Committee, Mr. Amoni Biambo, said in Abuja on Thursday.
Endorsement and submission of forms will now take place between Thursday, 31st July, and 6pm on Monday, 4th August, while screening of candidature, endorsement and release of names of eligible candidates will take place between Tuesday, 5th August and Wednesday, 6th August, 2014.
Protests/Appeals against candidates will be entertained latest on Monday, 11th August while the election proper holds on Tuesday, 26th August.
Biambo stated further: “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.”