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NFF Dismisses ‘Election’ Held In Anambra FA As A Charade

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

BEVERLY HILLS, July 28, (THEWILL) – The Nigeria Football Federation says no election was conducted into the executive committee of the Anambra State Football Association.

Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, the Chairman of Chairmen of Nigerian Football, stated this on Tuesday, stressing that the election that took place in the state on Monday was not an election but a charade of a very low grade and the NFF would never recognize such.

Gusau said: “That was an act of brigandage and the NFF fully dissociates itself from it. The Electoral Committee sent to the NFF a letter which they received from the Anambra State COVID-19 Task Force, requesting that the elections into the State FA and the local football councils be postponed, in line with the situation in the country, as the ban on sporting activities and mass gatherings was still alive.

“The same Electoral Committee issued a press statement on Monday, 27th July 2020 informing the general public that the elections would no longer hold, and regretted the inconvenience that the sudden postponement may have caused the candidates, delegates, observers, stakeholders and the general public.

“In view of these, it is incomprehensible how anyone could have gone ahead with the charade they are calling ‘election’, and you begin to wonder who actually conducted the so-called election.

“That was an affront on the Government and the NFF will never be part of it. The Anambra State COVID-19 Task Force made it clear that there should be no such gathering. It is irksome, and let it be said without ambiguity that the NFF does not recognize such a sham and it cannot stand.”