PFAN Warns ‘Appointed’ Anambra FA Chairman Will Nullify NFF Emergency Congress
The country’s recognised players union, PFAN, has raised alarm that everything is being done to cause confusion at next week’s NFF Emergency General Assembly including the imposition of Chikelue Iloenyosi as Chairman of Anambra State FA.
The players union warned that Iloenyosi’s presence at the Congress will nullify the proceedings of the Congress because his emergence is illegal.
“The Nigeria Football Association in disregard to constituted authority and against the wishes of the football stakeholders in Anambra State sent a letter of invitation to Chikelue Ileonyosi as chairman of Anambra State Football Association to attend the Emergency General Assembly slated for 16th August 2022 in Yenagoa Bayelsa State,” read a statement signed by Edema Fuludu, who is also Secretary of Project 2022 Task Force.
“The NFF in confirmation of Mr. Chikelue Ileonyosi as chairman of Anambra FA stated in a letter personally signed by NFF President Amaju Pinnick which is very unusual and unethical that it was in line with the Statutes of Anambra State Football Association.
“The same Anambra State FA delegates that voted against the unopposed Chikelue Ileonyosi with 19 votes to 1 vote he casted for himself.
“The people completely rejected him but Amaju Pinnick in a bid to reward him for creating a renegade players union to distract the genuine requests of PFAN the robust and authentic Nigeria players union.
The reports of the Anambra State FA Electoral Committee and Appeals Committee are unambiguous that Chikelue Ileonyosi is not returned elected even as sole candidate.
“The NFF statutes 2010 is very clear on articles 18.2 on the independence of affiliates to conduct their affairs without interference from any third party .
“As was the case of Delta State, the General Secretary of the NFF refused to sign and endorse such illegality.”
The consequence of this illegal imposition is to make the proceedings of the NFF Congress null and void.
“Chikelue Ileonyosi attending the EGA officially will make the entire exercise a nullity,” Fuludu warned.
“We the PFAN Taskforce on project 2022 understand the game plan of Mr. Amaju Pinnick if not me no one else.
“He is bent on creating crisis at the Emergency General Assembly.
“The agenda for the Emergency General Assembly smacks of total disregard for what the government and real Nigeria Football Stakeholders demand.”