From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, on Tuesday, released the timetable for the election into the Boards of Sports Federations, fixing September 30 as the date to conduct the national election.
The statement issued by the ministry revealed that nomination forms will be released on September 15, while the completed ones will be submitted September 17.
The ministry directed all the Caretaker Committee chairmen of the affected federations to be dissolved a week before the election.
It further instructed that the election of all representatives from constituencies, other than zonal ones, are expected to be concluded on September 21 while the zonal representatives’ election will closely follow on September 22.
The statement also disclosed that September 30 National Elections will take place at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja, adding that the elected persons will be sworn in on October 8 this year.
‘According to the election timetable released on Tuesday in Abuja, Nomination forms will be released on September 15, with completed ones submitted on September 17.
‘The election of all representatives from constituencies, except zonal ones are expected to be concluded on September 21 closely followed by the zonal representatives’ election on September 22.
‘Aggrieved contestants will have the opportunity to have their appeal heard on September 25, while bye-elections takes place on September 28.
‘The National Elections are scheduled to take place on September 30 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja. The hearing of any petition arising from the election will be on October 4, while bye-elections takes place on October 6.
‘All duly elected boards of the federations will be sworn in by the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, in Abuja on October 8, 2021. Meanwhile, all Caretaker Committees of the affected Federations are expected to be dissolved a week before the election,’ the statement read.