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‘Electoral committee should amend NFF statutes’

Barrister Mustapha, who stated this in a chat with Daily Trust in Abuja, however said he was sure the 2014 election would be less acrimonious because of the current peace in the nation’s football sector.
“The time is not short for the committee to do its work, the time is enough but the need t hit the ground running now. They should be able to come up with very credible guidelines because the success and otherwise of what they are going to do is dependent on the how well they have been able to craft the guidelines.
“I need to say this and emphasize it that if the have to succeed, they need to look at the statutes again because that statues is subject to confusion. There are some aspects there that need to be amended, if they are not amended, there will be a little bit of confusion and I hope the …will not cash in on it.
“This is because the provision that relate to the constitution of the NFF Board wants to bring in the issue of federal character, from each of the geo-political zone and at the same time it talks about the first vice president and second vice president that has to do with the league and whatever,” he said.
He also advised the committee members to be ready for the tough challenges ahead, as according to him, if they are able to do the right thing, the sky will be the limit for them to succeed.
“My simple advise to member of the electoral committee s that it is not a tea party, they need to be very ready. There is going to be distractions from various quarters, from those who want to go to that office, those in government, members of the press but if they are able to get the guidelines correctly and stick to it they will be successful,” he said.

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