–Appeals Committee set to give verdict on petition against Sept. 30 Warri polls
Nigeria Football Federation, NFF President Amaju Melvin Pinnick who appears sitting on the keg of gun powder following petitions against the September 30, 2014, NFF executive polls in Warri, Delta State, South-South Nigeria, will next Wednesday know if he will remain in the saddle of Nigeria’s apex football body, NFF.
Complete Sports understands that the five-man Appeals Committee perusing the various petitions against the conduct and outcome of the election will on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 deliver its verdict on the matter.
Amongst other petitions tabled before the Barrister Okey Ajunwa-led Committee which has Dr Mohammed Sanusi, NFF Head of Competitions as secretary, include that which originated from Barrister Iyke Igbokwe which sought to have the election quashed on the grounds that the outcome did not reflect the Federal Character and the fact the conduct of the election in Warri did not give others level playing ground since one of the contestants and eventual winner hails from that State, Delta.
But after an exhaustive sitting and deliberation which took the committee members to as far as Lagos, a member of the committee has informed Complete Sports that the they will converge in Abuja on Wednesday to take a decision on the matter and make such decision known to Nigerians same day.
“It has not been an easy exercise; in fact I can now understand what judges go through. But all the same, we’ll meet in Abuja on Wednesday to take a final decision on the matter and as well make such verdict known to Nigerians same day”, the committee member told Complete Sports without wanting his name on print.