The 78th Annual Normal Meeting of the Nigeria Soccer Federation will maintain on Friday in Benin Metropolis, capital of Edo State alongside elections of a brand new Govt Committee to steer the affairs of the nation’s supreme soccer –ruling physique for the subsequent 4 years.
A ruling by the Court docket of Enchantment on Thursday morning ordered a stay-of-execution of an ex parte injunction secured by some fellows a fortnight in the past to cease the elections, that means that the coast is now clear for an fascinating contest for the NFF presidency by 10 outstanding people and dozen different notable individuals jostling for seats on the Govt Committee.
Extra representatives of the world football-governing physique, FIFA arrived in Benin Metropolis simply earlier than midday on Thursday. Solomon Mudege, FIFA’s Head of Growth Programmes for Africa and Gelson Fernandes, a former Swiss worldwide participant who’s FIFA’s Director for Africa have been in an excited temper.
Mudege stated: “We’re glad to be right here and to witness one other milestone within the historical past of Nigeria Soccer. We imagine it’s going to be an fascinating Congress with the elections.”
Among the many 10 individuals jostling to succeed Amaju Melvin Pinnick as Nigeria soccer’s supremo are present vice presidents, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi (1st VP) and Mallam Shehu Dikko (2nd VP), in addition to present Govt Committee Member and Chairman of Chairmen, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau and one other present Govt Committee Member, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande.
There may be additionally a right away previous Normal Secretary, Barr. Musa Amadu, and Head of Security and Safety of the Confederation of African Soccer, Dr. Christian Emeruwa.
Additionally within the hunt for the exalted put up are Chairman of the FCT Soccer Affiliation, Mallam Adam Mouktar Mohammed; former Nigeria worldwide goalkeeper, Peterside Idah; former Chairman of Kano Pillars FC and revered technocrat, Alhaji Abba Abdullahi Yola and; UK-based David-Buhari Doherty.
A former NFF 1st Vice President, Mazi Amanze Uchegbulam, pulled out of the race throughout the week.
Mr. Paul Yusuf from Plateau State was disqualified on account of invalid nomination; the identical axe that swept Mr. Marcellinus Anyanwu from Imo State out of the race.
Three individuals, viz present Member of Board, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu; present Member of Board, Senator Obinna Ogba and; Mr Chinedu Okoye will battle for the put up of 1st Vice President.
Present Member of Board, Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed ‘Recent’ will change Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau as Chairman of Chairmen, as he was the one one who obtained the shape, and has been cleared for, the place.
Contesting for seats on the Govt Committee from the South East are: Pastor Emeka Inyama (Abia State); Mr. Chikelue Iloenyosi (Anambra State); Mr Karibe Pascal Ojigwe (Abia State); Mr. Jude Benjamin Obikwelu (Anambra State) and; Sir Emmanuel Ochiagha (Imo State).
For North Central are Alhaji Mohammed Alkali (Nasarawa State); Rt. Hon. Margaret Icheen (Benue State); Hon. Idris Abdullahi Musa (Kwara State); Mr. Daniel Amokachi (Benue State) and; Mr. Benedict Akwuegbu (Plateau State).
Present Member of Board, Ms Aisha Falode tops the checklist of candidates from the South South area, with Chief Kenneth Nwaomucha (Delta State); Mr. Gregory Abang (Cross River State); Mr. Roland Abu Omomoh (Edo State); Barr. Poubeni Ogun (Bayelsa State); Mr Jarret Tenebe (Edo State) and; Rt. Hon. Essien Udofot (Akwa Ibom State) additionally vying for seats from that zone.
Present Member of Board, Alhaji Ganiyu Majekodunmi leads the checklist of contestants for seats from the South West, with Otunba Sunday Dele-Ajayi (Ondo State); Mr. Ayodeji Ogunjobi (Osun State); Alhaji Olawale Gafar Liameed (Lagos State); Mr. Afolabi Taiwo Olugbenga (Osun State); Mr. Ayodeji Adegbenro (Ondo State) and Barr. Pelumi Jacob Olajengbesi (Osun State) additionally within the race.
North East candidates are present Member of Board, Alhaji Babagana Kalli (Borno State); Barr. Sajo Mohammed (Adamawa State) and; Mr. Timothy Henman Magaji (Taraba State)
Present Member of Board, Alhaji Sharif Rabiu Inuwa (Kano State) is the one candidate from the North West.
The elections will begin after different gadgets on the agenda for the 78th Annual Normal Meeting have been handled. Winners can be sworn in instantly after the elections.