NFF appeals committee has ordered a fresh elections be conducted within seven days in Abuja

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The Nigeria Football Federation Electoral Appeals Committee has ordered for fresh election into four executive positions of the NFF to take place on December 11 in Abuja. 

Chairman of the committee, Barrister Okechukwu Ajunwa announced this after a three-hour ruling at a press conference held at Area 11, Abuja on Thursday after the annulment of the September 30 election held in Warri that brought in Amaju Pinnick. 

Pinnick and Seyi Akinwumi were consequently directed to stop parading themselves as NFF president and vice president respectively. 

After declaring the election that produced Pinnick 'invalid', Ajunwa said all aspirants that participated in the both disputed elections of August 26 in Abuja and September 30 in Warri will be eligible to contest in the rescheduled election. 

According to him, the positions to be filled in the bye-election are President, First Vice President, board member South East and Board member North West. 

The body also insisted that all cleared candidates willing to re-contest must withdraw their legal matters in court and at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in order to participate in the rescheduled election. 

The other executive committee members who had their elections nullified were Vice President Seyi Akinwumi, Felix Anyansi representing South East and Rabiu Inuwa representing North West. 

Upon the verdict of the committee, Anyansi and Inuwa have been disqualified from contesting the bye-election.

Goal understands the four contestants – Muazu Suleyman, Sani Fema, Shehu Dikko and Ike Igbokwe, had filed separate appeals which necessitated the annulment of the September 30 election.

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