By Raphael Ekpang
The last may not have been heard of the Nigeria Football
Federation election that took placed in Warri, Delta State
on September 30, as Barrister Leornard Igbokwe one of the
contestants has dragged Amaju Pinnick led NFF executive
board and the conduct of the said election to the NFF
Igbokwe aka Touch lihgt of the Nigerian football, in a
petition dated October, 10 2014 and addressed to the NFF
Apeals Committee through the office of the secretary general
of the NFF wants the appeals committee to nullified the said
election that brought Pinnick and his members into office
including Felix Anyansi Agwu. Accoding to him; the electoral
committee was wrongfully composed and the inability of the
committee to disqualify Felix Anyansi Agwu from contesting
the election even when Emeka Inyama from the same state was
already at the board.
The petition also claimed that no official representation
from FIFA, CAF and WAFU as enshrine in Article 12 of the
gfuidelines for the NFF election 2014 was on ground during
Igbokwe also noted that Warri venue for the election was a
wrong choice because one of the presidential candidate for
the election hailed from there.
According to the petition, on the day of the election, there
was a circulation of thelist of prefered candidates to be
voted for long after the campaigned had ended, which
contravened Article 11.2 of the same election guidelines.
The non-disqualification of Felix Anyansi Agwu from South
East, Barrister, Seyi Akinwumi from South West and Alh.
Sheriff Rabiu Inua from North West contravened Article 7 (b)
of the election guidelines and the criteria to qualify to
contest section of the election nomination form.
The petition states further that, the electoral committee
allowed the appointed league mangement committee(LMC) to
vote in the election against Article 13(b) of the NFF
statutes 2010 which mandated that all members of the NFF
must compose their decision making bodies through the
process of the election.
And the disqualification of one of the presidential
candidates Mr. Shehu Dikko from the election after been
cleared to contest by the electoral committee.
However, Igbokwe prayed that the appeals committee cancel
the entire result, outcome and election conducted in Warri
on September 30, 2014 and nullified it for gross violation
of the provisions of the NFF statutes, electoral code,
election guidelines and Nigerian constitution among others