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NFF Sets Up Normalisation Committee For Akwa Ibom

Posted: May 14, 2015 at 12:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


The Nigeria Football Federation plans to set up a normalisation Committee towards the election of members to run the Akwa Ibom State Football Association.

A Board member of the NFF and Chairman of chairmen, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau,  said in Uyo on Tuesday that as far as the “NFF was concerned, elections did not hold in Akwa Ibom, so a normalisation committee will be put in place in the next 48 hours to work towards holding a free and fair election in the state.”

Alhaji Gusau, who was in the company of  Mr Paul Bassey had earlier addressed stakeholders in the state on the anomaly that led to the illegal election that was purported to have been held.

He said that on the receipt of protests and petitions, the NFF waded into the matter and asked that the election be postponed until all the pending cases were resolved, consequent upon which no member of the NFF electoral committee was in the state to supervise the elections.

“It is unfortunate that the secretariat of the state FA feigned ignorance of the NFF directive preferring instead to go ahead with the election that disenfranchised majority of  the stakeholders”

Representatives of the coaches, players, sports writers, referees and clubs spoke, expressing dissatisfaction with the way the elections were conducted in a clandestine manner.