Ahead of the much talked about and awaited NFF election, Sports Minister Sunday Dare has invited all the Presidential aspirants to a crucial meeting billed for Tuesday September 27. The meeting is coming just
three days to the September 30 date set aside for the election in Benin the Edo state capital.
In a letter dated 23rd of September 2022 and signed by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Ismaila Abubakar,the aspirants were told that the meeting will hold at 4pm at the HM’s conference Room of MKO Stadium Abuja.
There are strong indications that the said election may be shifted or even put on hold over what some have dubbed unending contentious issues. A recent report has hinted that the election has been halted as a result of legal push by Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN). Tuesday’s meeting is expected to determine to be or not to be of the election. At the last count about 11 aspirants are in the running for the office, including the current NFF 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi; the current 2nd Vice President/and defunct LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko, and the current Chairman of Chairmen, Ibrahim Musa Gusau.
Others also seeking to be elected as the new NFF President are former international player Idah Peterside, CAF’s Head of Safety and Security, Christian Emeruwa, and former Chairman of Kano Pillars, Abba Abdullahi Yola.
Amanze Uchegbulam, David-Buhari Doherty and Adam Moukthar Mohammed, Suleiman Kwande, and Musa Amadu.
Incumbent President Amaju Pinnick who had been said to be pushing for a third term agenda cleared the air insisting he is not running after two terms.