Eleven out of the thirteen candidates nursing the ambition to become the next president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), have been cleared by the Electoral committee, reports www.totorinews.com.
Seyi Akinwunmi, 1st Vice President of NFF, Shehu Dikko, 2nd Vice President of NFF, Ibrahim Musa Gusau, Chairman of Chairmen, Hon. Suleiman Kwande are some of the notable names cleared.
Other prominent names cleared are Bar. Musa Amadu, former Scribe of the Federation, Amanze Uchegbulam, Dr. Christian Emeruwa, Peterside Idah, former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Abba Mouktar Mohammed FCT FA Chairman, Abba Yola and David – Buhari Doherty,
Marcello Anyanwu and Paul Yusuf are the only candidates disqualified by the Electoral committee due to invalid nomination.
Ahmed Yusuf was cleared to contest for the position of Chairman of Chairmen. He is sole candidate for the position.
Virtually all the candidates that bought nomination forms and submitted to contest for the executive committee of the Federation were cleared except Ayodeji Ogunjobi, who was disqualified based on tax clearance issues.
Three persons, viz current Member of Board, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu; current Member of Board, Senator Obinna Ogba and; Mr Chinedu Okoye will battle for the post of 1st Vice President.
Current Member of Board, Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed ‘Fresh’ was the only one who obtained the form, and has been cleared for, the position of Chairman of Chairmen.
Contesting for seats on the Executive Committee from the South East are: Pastor Emeka Inyama (Abia State); Mr. Chikelue Iloenyosi (Anambra State); Mr Karibe Pascal Ojigwe (Abia State); Mr. Jude Benjamin Obikwelu (Anambra State) and; Sir Emmanuel Ochiagha (Imo State).
For North Central are Alhaji Mohammed Alkali (Nasarawa State); Rt. Hon. Margaret Icheen (Benue State); Hon. Idris Abdullahi Musa (Kwara State); Mr. Daniel Amokachi (Benue State) and; Mr. Benedict Akwuegbu (Plateau State).
Current Member of Board, Ms Aisha Falode tops the list of candidates from the South South region, with Chief Kenneth Nwaomucha (Delta State); Mr. Gregory Abang (Cross River State); Mr. Roland Abu Omomoh (Edo State); Barr. Poubeni Ogun (Bayelsa State); Mr Jarret Tenebe (Edo State) and; Rt. Hon. Essien Udofot (Akwa Ibom State) also vying for seats from that zone.
Current Member of Board, Alhaji Ganiyu Majekodunmi leads the list of contestants for seats from the South West, with Otunba Sunday Dele-Ajayi (Ondo State); Alhaji Olawale Gafar Liameed (Lagos State); Mr. Afolabi Taiwo Olugbenga (Osun State); Mr. Ayodeji Adegbenro (Ondo State) and Barr. Pelumi Jacob Olajengbesi also in the race. Mr. Ayodeji Ogunjobi (Osun State) was disqualified for not providing evidence of tax payment.
North East candidates are current Member of Board, Alhaji Babagana Kalli (Borno State); Barr. Sajo Mohammed (Adamawa State) and; Mr. Timothy Henman Magaji (Taraba State)
Current Member of Board, Alhaji Sharif Rabiu Inuwa (Kano State) is the only candidate from the North West.