The Electoral Committee set up by the Amaju Pinnick faction of the Nigeria Football Federation has rolled out a new time-table for elections into the federation’s Executive Committee 2018-2022.
Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja said the new time-table allows for a more level-playing ground in the electoral race.
Olajire said: “With the new development,intending candidates would now be able to buy and return forms within a fresh grace period of August 17 to August 24.’’
According to the new timetable, screening of candidates will now be done between August 27 and August 29 with names of candidates to be published on August 30.
He said: “Protests and appeals will be heard and treated between September 4 and Sept. 6, after same must have been submitted between August 31 and September 3.
“Publication of final list of candidates will be done on September 7 and elections into the NFF Executive Committee 2018-2022 will hold on September 20.’’
It noted that the amendments to the 2018 NFF Elections Time-Table had been adopted by the Electoral Committee, consequent upon the resolutions of the NFF Extra-Ordinary General Assembly.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Extra-Ordinary General assembly was held in Benin City on August 2.
The NFF Congress had at the assembly suspended the statutory provisions of the 2010 NFF Statutes, NFF Electoral Code 2009 and Guidelines of Elections into the NFF 2018.