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NFF Elections Face Fresh Legal Challenges After Injunction Filed Against Football Federation

The NFF Elections fixed for September 30 in Benin City now face fresh legal hurdles after an interlocutory injunction was filed against the football federation from conducting the polls.

Lawyers acting on behalf of Harrison Jalla have formally served NFF counsel AU Mustapha & Co that their client already has a case in court over equal representation in both the NFF Executive Committee and the NFF Congress which has to be dispensed with before any polls can be held.

This correspondence has therefore warned the NFF of the consequences they face should they go ahead with the Elections.

The letter emanated from Celsus Ukpong &Co and dated September 2, 2022 and has also been received by AU Mustapha &Co.

The Chairman of the NFF Electoral Committee was also served as well as the other defendants in the case including Sports Minister Sunday Dare.

The case by Jalla is Suit No. FHC\ABJ\CS\1376\2021 and his legal representatives warned that the NFF plan to destroy the subject matter of this case by setting up an Electoral Committee to prepare for NFF Elections.

“This is an affront to the rule of law in view of the pending litigation and of course a motion on notion praying the court to maintain the status quo pending the determination of the substantive matter,” read the correspondence in part.

The lawyers demanded that the Elections be suspended or postponed and the NFF follow due process in the pending matter.

Correspondence to NFF Lawyers
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