November 28, 2022



PFAN begs FG, FIFA to cease NFF elections


Activity Power of Skilled Footballers Affiliation of Nigeria (PFAN) Taskforce led by  Harrison Jalla has urged federal authorities of Nigeria and the world soccer ruling physique, FIFA to cease the forthcoming Nigeria Soccer Federation, NFF, Elective Congress slated for Benin-Metropolis on Friday, September 30.

Addressing the media in Abuja forward of the elections, former Second Vice President of NFF, Victor Baribote along with Harrison Jalla threatened that anybody that contain in orgainising the scheduled NFF elections on thirtieth September in Benin Metropolis will likely be cost for contempt of court docket as a result of current Court docket Order that already cease the elections which he claimed the NFF didn’t need to obey.

The litigants whereas addressing journalists in Abuja on Friday acknowledged that applicable steps have been taken to implement the court docket order.

“PFAN Taskforce has taken applicable steps and has duly knowledgeable all related businesses of presidency of menace to trigger a breach of the peace defying the court docket order. We’re additionally exploring all potentialities inside the ambit of the regulation to make sure that those that are  already defying court docket order would face the results of their actions,” Jalla mentioned.

Chief Rumson Baribote talking in the identical vein disclosed that “to keep away from one other lengthy drawn disaster in our soccer, we’re calling on the FG and FIFA to intervene. They need to be made to implement President Buhari’s directive to increase the congress membership and provides different Nigerians alternative to contest elections.”

“Solely FIFA and Federal Authorities intervention can remedy the issue as it’s,” the candidates reiterated.

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Hon. Justice Inyang Ekwo of Federal Excessive Court docket, Abuja had on Thursday fifteenth September, 2022 put the NFF Elections on maintain pending when the matter in swimsuit FHC/ABJ/CS/1376/2022 between Harrison Jalla, Victor Baribote, Austin Popo as Candidates and NFF, Amaju Pinnick, Ministry of Sports activities as Defendants. The Candidates approached the court docket in 2021 demanding an modification to NFF statute 2010 for equal illustration for all 5 statutory our bodies making up the NFF in time period of voting rights on the Board of NFF. 

The court docket had adjourned the listening to of the case to October 21, 2022 however court docket in its knowledge granted Candidates an ex-parte order stopping the federation from holding Elective Congress in Benin Metropolis.