Galadima: Shifting NFF Elections To 2023 Will Only Be For Selfish Reasons
Former President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ibrahim Galadima, has said any plans to shift next year’s NFF elections to 2023 will only be for the selfish reasons and it will not be in the interest of Nigeria Football.
The NFF polls are fixed for September 2022, but it has been speculated that NFF incumbent President Amaju Pinnick would rather want the elections in 2023 in his own interest.
“When the congress in Benin approved the proposed amendment of the statues, people said the main agenda was to get tenure extension, but following the public outcry, they decided to set up the amendment committee in order to buy time,” Galadima told The Daily Trust.
“I don’t know how they are going to do it. Everybody seems to be working for his own interest. There is so much ill-fighting. The congress too has become a rubber stamp.
“Changing the election calendar or buying time is a selfish idea. It does not matter if the election is held before the World Cup because you mustn’t be there for the World Cup to be played. There will be no justification for a tenure extension.”
Football stakeholders in Nigeria have alleged that Pinnick is gunning for a third term and he believes he can achieve this by pushing the polls to 2023, when the country will be engulfed in the more serious business of general elections and so Government will have little interest in what happens with the NFF elections.