–Electoral Committee also drop Umeh, pass Giwa
Former General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Association Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi and former Nigeria captain, Chief Segun Odegbami MON will not contest for the Presidency of the Nigeria Football Federation after they were screened out by the Electoral Committee of the Glass House.
Also, acting NFF president Mike Umeh was also screened out of the forthcoming elections, while Chris Giwa appears to be an unopposed candidate for the August 26 polls for NFF presidency after the committee cleared him as the only candidate for the NFF Presidency election.
NFF Electoral Committee chairman, Amoni Biambo, made the disclosure Wednesday in Abuja while rolling out the list of cleared candidates.
According to the electoral guidelines, Giwa, who is the owner of Nigeria Premier League club Giwa FC, will automatically be the new NFF president as he is unopposed.
His clearance comes despite his alleged indictment by a fact-finding committee into Plateau United when he was acting chairman of the club 10 years ago.
Explaining Ogunjobi, Odegbami and Umeh’s disqualification,Bambo stressed that there were some irregularities in the trio’s forms as well as Ogunjobi’s 2-years ban from football related matters.
He explained that Taiwo Ogunjobi was disqualified due to his ban from all football activities while Mike Umeh was screened out because he picked a form for Vice President and submitted same for Presidency.
For Segun Odegbami, his form was not properly endorsed and as such was not cleared.