NFF To Defy Court Order Not To Hold Election September 30
Everything points to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) going ahead to conduct the September 30 Elections in Benin City in defiance to an injunction by the Federal High Court in Abuja, which ordered the polls not to go on till a legal challenge is heard again on October 31, 2022.
The organising committee for the 2022 Elections headed by Barrister Oke Obi and Ademola Olajire has already requested the Edo State Government to provide it with two Coaster buses and 140 rooms for Congress delegates, officials and other relevant Stakeholders.
Boastful NFF officials have also claimed that they have received assurances from Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu that the Elections will be conducted in the secured premises of the Government House in Benin City.
A group has threatened to bomb the Election venue.
The NFF have also invited the Sports Minister Sunday Dare, who is a co-defendant in the Federal High Court case, to the Congress in Benin City.
The NFF secretariat has already sent out a very crowded agenda to Congress members for September 30 and the NFF Election Appeals Committee has attended to the two petitions brought before it.
“The NFF are fully committed for the Elections fixed for September 30 to go ahead as decided by the Congress,” a top source informed.
“Both the Executive Committee Members and Congress said they will push ahead even at the risk of contempt of court.
“For them, there’s no other option.
“They are saying let the Elections go on and then they will take on the courts thereafter.”