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NFF Election for September 30 is approved by Appeal court

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been given the all-clear by the Appeal Court to hold its elected congress as scheduled for tomorrow in Benin, Edo State.

On Thursday, numerous outlets stated that the Appeal Court had decided that the election could now proceed with less than 24 hours remaining.

The NFF has appealed a Federal High Court decision on September 15 that aimed to prevent the election from happening tomorrow, on September 30, 2022.

The Federal High Court’s Abuja Division’s Justice Inyang Ekwo had previously reportedly instructed the NFF and the Ministry of Sports to postpone the election indefinitely until the outcome of lawsuits filed against the NFF was known, according to an earlier article in the Peoples Gazette.

The federal government had instructed interested parties and football stakeholders on Wednesday to follow the Federal High Court’s decision not to hold the federation’s executive committee elections.

The National Association of Nigeria Footballers registered trustees, Austin Popo, Victor Baribote, and Harrison Jalla filed the initial lawsuits against the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, and the Minister of Sports and Youth Development (NANF).

The 2010 NFF statutes should be amended, according to the plaintiffs. They demand equal voting rights and representation on the NFF Board for each of the five statutory entities that make up the NFF.


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