The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, elections billed for Tuesday in Warri, Delta State, is yet to commence after over two hours after its scheduled start time of 10 a.m.
PREMIUM TIMES gathered that there is tension in the oil city with heavy presence of security men in and around the election venue.
One of the reasons for the delay in the commencement of voting is the sudden disappearance of the Electoral Committee Chairman, Samson Ebomhe, who some say may have been ‘kidnapped’ while others stated he was arrested by security operatives.
“I don’t know whether he was kidnapped or arrested, all I can say is that he is nowhere to be found and that has temporarily stalled proceedings here,” one of the delegates confided in PREMIUM TIMES.
Also the duo of Aminu Maigari and Musa Amadu, the outgoing president and scribe of the NFF have gone underground, further heightening the uncertainties around Tuesday’s election.
Messrs Maigari and Amadu are supposed to facilitate the election process.
While the uncertainties linger, aspirants are going on with intense lobbying as huge sums of money are reported to have exchanged hands for assurances of votes.
Headlining Tuesday’s polls is the Presidential votes where seven candidates were cleared to run.
Those chasing the top spot in the Glass House are, Ogunjobi Taiwo Joseph (Osun State), Yola Abba Abdullahi (Kano State), Mike Umeh (Anambra State), Pinnick Amaju Melvin (Delta State), Iorfa Mtem Dominic (Benue State), Dikko Shehu (Kaduna State) and Amanze U. Uchegbulam (Imo State).