Nigeria Football Federation top guns have opted to bring the election date forward, rather than shift it to a later date since the initial NNF election date of September 29 coincides with a forthcoming congress of the Confederation of African Football.
The development has given rise to more speculation that a conspiracy theory is unfolding over the resumed hearing of the case brought against the current executive committee of the NFF by Chris Giwa’s factional group.
The verdict last week by a Jos Federal High Court to adjourn the case till September 2 was interpreted as a way of ensuring Giwa’s claim to leadership in the NFF would elapse and be overtaken by the next NFF election, which would then have been only four days after the next court hearing.
That argument has now been concretized by feelers from The Glasshouse that the NFF election would render Giwa’s claim elapsed will now hold three days before the court in Jos sits again.
The information from the NFF secretariat in Abuja suggests that the officials have completed plans with the electoral commission to organise fresh elections into the executive committee on September 22. This will be a clear one week before the earlier date of September 29 that was endorsed by the Federation Congress.
This change of date, we learnt, was due to the clash with the CAF Congress, which will hold in Morocco on September 29.
It is a fall out from the NFF extraordinary congress decision in Benin City last week that authorized the electoral committee to come up with a new date for the elective congress.