Ex-international, Chief Segun Odegbami, has filed a protest over his disenfranchisement by the Electoral Committee conducting the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) elections billed for Warri next week.
In the protest to the Sports Minister Dr Tammy Danagogo which was also forwarded to world soccer governing body, FIFA insisted that the elections slated for September 30 were not in line with FIFA’s directive, a situation, he argued, could plunge the Nigerian football into more crisis.
The protest letter made available to Saturday Sunsports stated in part: “It appears that several stakeholders, including me, are disenfranchised. We are being denied the opportunity to participate in a transparent and impartial election by the actions so far taken since the congress.”
Odegbami wondered why the NFF is rushing into an election that would not comply with FIFA’s directive of a free, fair and credible poll.
“What is wrong with doing what the rules and the statutes say? Why do we choose short cuts and fire-brigade approach to things that lead to a rape on justice and fair play and make a mockery of integrity and transparency?” Odegbami asked in the letter.
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