The electoral committee for this year’s Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) polls has finally fixed September 20 as substantive date for the process that will usher in a new president and executive committee for the nation’s soccer governing body.
This much was revealed Thursday, in a press release from the NFF communications department, which also confirmed that Electoral Committee has amended other aspects of the 2018 electoral timetable
The statement read: “The NFF Electoral Committee has rolled out a new timetable for elections into the NFF Executive Committee 2018-2022, with intending candidates now able to buy and return forms within a fresh grace period of Friday, 17th and Friday, 24th August 2018.
“According to the new timetable, screeing of candidates will now be done between 27th and 29th August, with names of candidates to be published on Thursday, 30th August.
“Protests and appeals will be heard and treated between 4th and 6th September, after same must have been submitted between 31st August and 3rd September. Publication of final list of candidates will be done on Friday, 7th September.
“Elections into the NFF Executive Committee 2018-2022 will hold on Thursday, 20th September 2018.
“Consequent upon the resolutions of the NFF Extra-Ordinary General Assembly held in Benin City on Thursday, 2nd August 2018, the amendments to the 2018 Nigeria Football Federation Elections Time Table have been adopted by the Electoral Committee, as the statutory provisions of the 2010 NFF Statutes, NFF Electoral Code 2009 and Guidelines of Elections into the NFF 2018 have been suspended by the Congress.”
THE AMENDED 2018 NIGERIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION ELECTIONS TIME TABLE
1. Continuation of Sales, Endorsements and Return of Nomination Forms, Friday 17th – Friday, 24th August, 2018, by 9.00am-6:00pm daily.
2. Screening of Candidature, Monday, 27th – Wednesday, 29th August, 2018, by 10:00am-5;00pm daily.
3. Release of the names of candidates, Thursday, 30th August, 2018.
4. Submission of Protests/Appeals Friday, 31st August – Monday, 3rd September, 2018.
5. Hearing of Protests/Appeals, Tuesday, 4th – Thursday, 6th September, 2018.
6. Release/Publication of the final list of Candidates, Friday, 7th September, 2018.
7. 2018 NFF Elections, Thursday, 20th September, 2018.