Candidates and delegates for Thursday’s elections into the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have started arriving in Katsina for the polls.
Concise News understands that the clerical staff and some senior officials of the federation have relocated to Katsina to set the stage for the arrival of the congress members and the candidates.
Among those seeking the NFF presidential position are Amaju Pinnick, the incumbent president, who is being challenged by his predecessor, Aminu Maigari; former Secretary General Taiwo Ogunjobi; and club proprietor Chinedu Okoye.
“The Fifa and Caf officials billed to monitor the elections were expected in Nigeria last night and this morning. The electoral committee headed by Mohammed Katu were also expected to arrive in Katsina yesterday,” the Guardian quoted a source as saying.
Aside the candidates for the presidency, there are 10 other positions at stake, including the first vice president’s post, which is currently held by Seyi Akinwunmi.
A total of 15 other candidates will battle for the remaining eight positions on the board.
All 44 members that make up the NFF Congress will cast their votes at the summit.