By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
The executive committee of Nigeria Football Federation will meet in Abuja on January 8, 2015 to decide on the request to set up an arbitration panel on the September 30 election of the football body.
General Secretary of NFF, Barrister Musa Amadu who disclosed this to Complete Sports confirmed the receipt of letter from Iyke Igbokwe requesting for a panel to be set up to arbitrate on the election that brought in Amaju Pinnick as the president of NFF.
“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,” Amadu quipped.
Barrister Iyke Igbokwe who contested to be an executive committee member of the NFF had lost an appeal for the election to be nullified on the grounds of some irregularities at the election and after he contacted and got a FIFA green light to seek redress outside regular courts
Having vowed to fight on, Igbokwe then wrote the NFF asking that an arbitration panel be set up to listen to his case and take a final position.