The Electoral Committee for the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF election has confirmed the extension of the nomination forms.
Chairman of the NBBF Electoral Committee, Dr Lanre Glover, confirmed today that the deadline for submission of the nomination form has been extended to Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 5pm.
“In view of recent developments, the NBBF Congress has authorised the Electoral Committee to extend the deadline for submission of nomination forms for the NBBF Election scheduled for 31st January 2022 to Thursday 27th January 2022”, Dr Lanre Glover said.
He however emphasised that all documents must be received by 5pm of the stated date.
The Electoral Committee Chairman stated that, completed forms and relevant documents must be sent by email to email@example.com
The Electoral Committee was however silent on the venue of the election.
But Nigeria Basketball Federation former president, Engr Musa Kida says the decision of the Congress reigns supreme in the choice of venue for its 2022 Elective Congress.
In a letter addressed to the Secretary, the federation said the Reconciliatory Committee set up by the Honorable Minister never recommended a change in venue but only urged the ministry to earnestly resume the electoral process already started by the NBBF on the 9th of October as the committee fully understood the sole right and responsibility of the NBBF Congress in the 2019 constitution.
“Any notion of venue modification is at complete variance with the widely circulated terms of reference setting up this committee.
“As a Secretary General of the Federation, and having followed the process, you should know that the NBBF Election can only be held in line with the NBBF Constitution as approved by FIBA and endorsed by the FMY&S and the Nigeria Olympic Committee, which is sacrosanct and in your custody”, thus stated a letter from the former NBBF president.
“The NBBF is not bound to hold its Elective Congress at the same venue with other National Sports Federations just because they had theirs there.”
In a similar vein, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) hosted its last two Congresses in Yola (2018) and Yenagoa (2021), while the NFF held its last Congress in Asaba, Delta state and security was never an issue.
Kida dismissed Abuja as a safe haven due to documented incidents and security challenges during the technical and player representatives’ elections held last year.
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