.C’ttee rolls out guideline
By Ezeocha Nzeh
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) electoral committee has fixed September 29 for the election of officers into the next executive board of the federation.
This was disclosed Wednesday as the committee unveiled its guideline for the election billed for Katsina.
Unveiling the guidelines at the press conference in Abuja, the Chairman of the committee, Barrister Muhammad Sani Katu, revealed that the committee would do all it could to ensure a rancor-free elections, adding that it has studied the guidelines of previous elections, which he noted guided them.
He however, noted that, the date would be subject to approval by the NFF Congress and any possible amendments to the NFF Statutes 2010 in view of the NFF Bill before National Assembly.
According to the committee sale, endorsement and return of forms would commence from Monday May 21 to 4th June, 2018.
According to him, screening of candidature will take place on Monday, 23rd July, 2018; while names of candidates will be released on 23rd July, 2018.
“Submission of protests/Appeals will hold from Tuesday 24th to Thursday, 26th July, 2018. Hearing of protests/Appeals will hold on Friday 27th and Saturday, 29th July 2018.
“Publication of the first list of candidates will be on Monday 30th 2018.”
“We will try as much as possible to distance ourselves from, 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.” he said.
Speaking further, Committee chairman revealed that the price of the form for the position of president, Vice President and Ordinary board members will go for N350,000, N300,000 and N250, 000 respectively.
On eligibility of the candidates, he said those vying for ordinary member position must be at least 30 years old while those of the positions of Vice President and President must be 35 years of age and above.
“Candidates must have post primary school certificate, be a citizen of Nigeria and a registered member of a Club recognized by the Nigeria Football Federation.
“Evidence of Tax payment for 2 years, verifiable means of livelihood and such person must be endorsed by two members of the NFF,” he said.