NFF, NFF Electoral Committee Want To Defy Court Order By Holding Election – PFAN Task Force
The NFF and the NFF Electoral Committee are doing everything to defy an injunction granted by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that Elections fixed for September 30 in Benin City be put on hold till a matter before it is heard on October 30.
According to one of the claimants in the case, Harrison Jalla, they have received strong indications that the NFF and their various agents will defy this injunction by going ahead with the Elections even if they failed to vacate the court order.
“The Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria Taskforce attention has been drawn to publications in the media space on the threat by NFF and its Electoral Committee to defy the September 15, 2022, Federal High Court Abuja order putting the NFF Election on hold and proceed with the September 30th 2022 Election,” Jalla said today while addressing the media in Abuja along with Victor Baribote.
“In the light of the above threat the PFAN Task Force states as follows:
- The PFAN Task Force has taken appropriate steps and has duly informed all relevant agencies of Government of threat to cause a breach of the peace by defying the Court Order.
- That PFAN Task force is exploring all possibilities within the ambit of the law to ensure those who are already defying the Court Order would face the consequences of their actions.”
In the event the NFF failed to vacate the order, NFF Congress delegates and the NFF Executive Committee risk Contempt of Court should they go ahead to hold the Elections in Benin.