NFF Electoral Committee Releases Schedule For Polls

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Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Electoral Committee headed by Barrister Mohammed Sani Katu has disclosed that the body has stepped up plans for this year’s polls into the soccer governing body.

Katu disclosed that sale of forms, endorsements and return for this year’s NFF executive committee elections will hold between Monday, 21st May and Monday, 4th June.

Screening of candidates will take place between Thursday, 19th July and Saturday, 21st July, ahead of which names of successful candidates will be released two days after screening – Monday, 23rd of July.

Katu also revealed that those contesting for the position of president will have to pay a whooping sum of N350,000 for the nomination form.

While pledging that the committee would do all to ensure a rancour free elections, Katu also disclosed that nomination form for the position of vice president costs N300,000 and for other board positions is N250,000.

He, however, pointed out that the September 29 elective congress is subject to approval by the Congress of the NFF in accordance with any amendments to the NFF statutes 2010 and in view of the NFF Bill before National Assembly.

Katu, though, affirmed that screening of the candidates will hold between Thursday, July 19 to Monday, July 23, just as the names of candidates will be released on July 23.

“Submission of protests/Appeals Tuesday July 24 to Thursday, July 26, 2018. Hearing of protests/Appeals Friday July 27 and Saturday, July 29, 2018. Publication of the first list of candidates Monday July 30, 2018.

“We will try as much as possible to distance ourselves from the presidency, NFF and any other prominent Nigerian that may want to influence us. That is why we try as much as possible to operate independently.

“We have spent our resources, our time to ensure we leverage on mistakes of the past to have a credible, free and fair elections,” Katu concluded.

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