NFF To Set Up Arbitration Panel Over Election Dispute On January 8

THE Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will set up an arbitration panel to resolve the disputes arising from the September 30, 2014 elections on January 8..
The General Secretary of the NFF, Musa Amadu, has said that the executive committee of the NFF will meet in Abuja to establish an independent body.
Goal learnt that a letter from Barrister Iyke Igbokwe, an aspirant, has requested for an arbitration panel to decide over the elective congress held in Warri, Delta State which produced the Amaju Pinnick-led board.
“I will tender the request to the executive committee of the NFF at the meeting on January 8. It is the executive committee that will decide whether to set up an arbitration panel or not after deliberation,” said Amadu.
Barrister Igbokwe, who contested for 1st Vice President of the NFF in the September 30 elections, received approval from FIFA to seek redress outside a regular court after he had his appeal nullified by the majority members of the appeals committee.
Top sources said that the NFF has been given directive from FIFA to set up a panel to settle an argument from contradictory reports between the majority and minority of the appeal committee.
Goal understands that the arbitration panel is expected to be a three-man team with a lawyer representing each of the split committee and an independent judge.