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NFF Elections: PFAN Task Force Issues Warning Against Defying Court Order

The Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN) Task Force has warned the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) not to engage in the act of defying a court order regarding its upcoming elections.

Naijaonpoint report that the NFF Electoral Committee had fixed September 30 for the Federation’s elective congress in Benin and proceeded to release a schedule of events.

But an order of a Federal High Court in Abuja on September 15 had since put the NFF Elections on hold.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, ruling on an ex-parte moti on, directed the Youth and Sports Development Minister and the NFF President, or any person acting on their directive, to maintain the status quo.

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This, Ekwo said, would be pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction.

Jalla said: “The attention of the PFAN Task Force has been drawn to publications in the media space on the threat by the NFF and its Electoral Committee to defy the September 15 court order.

“In the light of this, the PFAN Task Force has taken appropriate steps and has duly informed all relevant agencies of government that there is a threat to cause a breach of the peace by defying the court order.”

Jalla added, “This is in spite of President Muhammadu Buhari’s advice that they (NFF) go back as a body to amend the statutes, expand it and accommodate those who have been disenfranchised.

“So, we’re taking the appropriate steps to ensure that those who do this don’t go scot-free.”



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