Counter Motion lifts Federations Elections Suspension

Counter Motion lifts Federations Elections Suspension

A counter motion nullifying the Court injunction to stall elections into four Sports Federations have been received and there are now indications the Elections will hold.

Brila.net learnt that the elections which were supposed to hold on Thursday, July 20 in Abuja was called off after Minister Dalung relayed the court writ through his Public Relations Officer.

Subsequently, a counter motion was lodged in the court challenging the initial injunction and now it appears the process will continue.


Earlier in the month, Chairman of the National Sports Federations Electoral Appeals Committee, Alhaji Abdulrazak Salau said in a statement, that the influx of petitions which followed the June 13, 2017 elections at the Abuja National Stadium were overwhelming and needed more time to attend to.

“We have had a beehive of activities since the Appeals Committee gave its verdict on June 30, 2017. The Committee has been bombarded with petitions and complaints from these Federations including Rugby.

“It became necessary for us to shift the election re-run date by 5 days to enable the monitoring bodies including the Election Committees to conclude screening and verification of candidates to ensure that what happened in the first election does not repeat itself.

“We are very careful to also ensure that candidates comply with the guidelines and present the right documents for verification. Thereafter, the master list will be published for all to see before the bye elections,” Salau said.

Fresh Presidential elections were to hold in Athletics, Taekwondo, Wrestling and Gymnastics while zonal elections will hold in Judo (South West) Athletics (South East and North West) and Taekwondo (South West).

All Zonal, Vice and Presidential elections will take place in the Rugby Federation.

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