Stage set for elections into Nigeria’s sports bodies
The Nigeria Ministry of Youth and sports Development has released the time table for election into the boards of sports federations in the country.
The elections will hold in all the sports federations except that of football and athletics. The latter had their election in the months leading to the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
As for football, the Nigeria Football Federation’s election will hold in 2022 in the months leading to the November to December FIFA World Cup to complete a cycle of four years.
According to the election time table released on Tuesday in Abuja for the remaining sports federations, nomination forms will be released on Wednesday 15 September and the completed ones are to be submitted two days later on Friday 17 September.
According to the press release, the election of all representatives from constituencies, except zonal ones are expected to be concluded on 21September and closely followed by the zonal representatives election on 22 September.
Aggrieved contestants will have the opportunity to have their appeal heard on 25 September while bye elections takes place on 28 September.
The national elections are scheduled to take place on September 30th at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja.
The hearing of any petition arising from the election will be on 4 October, while bye elections takes place on 6th October.
All duly elected boards of the sports federations will be sworn in by the Minister of Youth and sports Development Sunday Dare in Abuja on 8 October.
The press release added that all caretaker committees of the affected sports federations are expected to be dissolved a week before the election.