93 electoral committee members for inauguration on June 12
No fewer than 93 Electoral Committee members are to be inaugurated on Monday, June 12, 2017, by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung.
The inauguration takes place at the VIP lounge, Package A of the National Stadium, Abuja at 10.00am.
Each federation would have a Chairman and two other electoral committee members to conduct the polls.
The Election Appeals Committee will also be inaugurated thereafter while verification of the electorate including names of representatives of other constituencies and Zonal Representatives begins immediately after the inauguration.
According to the Director Federations and Elite Athletes Department (FEAD) Mrs Hauwa Kulu-Akinyemi, all petitions would be treated on shortly after Monday’s inauguration.
“All petitions received by aggrieved persons will be treated on Monday. There will also be screening of the electorate and candidates contesting for various positions.
“The Electoral Committee members will be accommodated while delegates will have to take care of their expenses.
“We are set and determined to ensure that we hold free and fair elections.
“We have about 50 suites at the main bowl of the National Stadium and each federation will use a suite which we are already marking accordingly. There will be maximum security at the venue of election from Monday,” Kulu Akinyemi said.
Elections Congress for the election of Zonal Representatives, Vice- Presidents and Presidents of all the National Sports Federations except Special Sports will proceed as scheduled for June 13. ##