Chris Green: NFF Election Next Month, No To Tenure Elongation By Pinnick
Rivers State FA Chairman Chris Green (PICTURED) has dismissed any attempt to elongate the tenure of the Amaju Pinnick-led Executive Committee, while Elections into the NFF Executive Committee must hold next month in accordance with the NFF Statutes.
He also recalled that the Election that first brought in Pinnick was done within a week and so the forthcoming polls must not go through a six-month schedule.
Pinnick has argued that according to the NFF Electoral Code, a timeline of six months will be required to conduct fresh NFF Elections.
However, Green has joined several other Stakeholders to shoot down the argument in favour of extending the tenure of the current NFF Board beyond their terminal date of September 20, 2022.
“You can’t stay longer than necessary, longer than required,” Green said in reference over talks for a tenure elongation,” he told Mitchel Obi in a radio interview.
“In 2014, the Election that brought Pinnick was done within a week. I can tell you that for sure.”
Some also argued that the Electoral Code must also be amended to shorten the time for Election, but the Rivers FA boss again disagreed.
“The Statutes prevails over any Electoral Code. If that was not the case, why the Elections in 2014?” he argued.
“The Statutes have not been changed since that time.”
The agenda for the Congress on Thursday did not mention NFF Elections and Green said this has to be changed at the meeting.
“The agenda must first have a road map for Elections in September,” he noted.
“We have to set up Electoral and Appeals Committee, give dates for the Elections, submission of forms, screening and so on.
“We must have Elections in September.”