Wednesday, March 03, 2010

NPL Panel Forwards Candidates Docs To SSS

The Electoral Committee of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) has sent the documents of the four chairmanship candidates for the forthcoming Premier League board elections to the office of the State Security Service (SSS) for vetting.
Chairman of the NPL Electoral Committee, Tony Rafua, told that the four candidates vying for the position had submitted their credentials to the panel for scrutiny, adding that the documents have been forwarded to the SSS for further examination.
The four candidates are Dr. Sam Sam Jaja, Davidson Owumi, Victor Baribote Rumson and Akin Akinbobola.
Rafua, who also doubles as the Team Manager of Gateway Football Club, disclosed that the electoral committee has received more than 10 petitions against candidates vying for different positions in the NPL.
He added that the petitions are being treated with seriousness by the electoral committee ahead of the election into the Premier League board, which would now hold on March 10.
The NPL Electoral Committee chief did not want to mention names of those that allegations have been leveled against, but hinted that a number of the petitions have been directed at the chairmanship candidates.
Rafua also maintained that the committee would not bend the rules to favour any candidate in the elections into the Premier League board since it wants to ensure that only men of honour are cleared to run for the poll next Wednesday.
“We have more than 10 petitions before us, and since the petitions are peculiar, we have continued to carry out our investigation. The SSS has also been helpful because we have sent the credentials of all the candidates to them and I am sure before Wednesday (today) when the screening holds we will get a clear picture of those that will be allowed to compete in the election. For now, investigation are still ongoing into any allegation levelled against any candidate and we cannot screen anyone until we find such person guilty of such allegation,” he told

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