As the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) election holds tomorrow (Friday, September 30th, 2022) in Benin City, one of the presidential aspirants Paul Yusuf, from plateau State(North Central Zone) has demanded an explanation from the NFF electoral committee over his disqualification from the electoral process.

The NFF electoral committee was reported to have disqualified Paul Yusuf for what they called invalid nomination from his constituent Football Association (Plateau State FA).

Speaking to Sports journalists at the Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin City, the aggrieved aspirant,Canadian based Ex-International said he was surprised that his name was excluded from the cleared list of aspirants without any correspondence regarding the NFF electoral committee decision.

According to him: “I am in Benin City for the NFF election which is expected to hold tomorrow,and my name is not on the cleared candidate list. If I am disqualified,the reason for it should be made known to me. Up till now,no body in the NFF electoral committee has called to tell me why I was disqualified and I need an explanation. They can’t knock me out of the contest without giving reasons for such it. I paid to enter the contest and I feel it is natural reasons for disqualification is given. As a matter of fact,I followed the process as contained in the booklet they gave to me. I want an explanation to why I was disqualified so as not to make similar mistake in the future “. He reacted,adding that his visit to the NFF electoral committee secretariat to get explanation did not yield any results as the place was deserted..

The former goalkeeper of Bendel Insurance FC, El-Kanemi Warriors,Enyimba FC and Rangers International vowed to drag the Aikhunegire Anthony Malik NFF electoral Committee to any length in seeking redress.

All efforts by our reporter to reach the chairman of the NFF electoral committee Aikhunegire Anthony and his committee members proved abortive.