Six Years After, Plateau State Football Association Election Still In Court


The last has not been heard about the six year old court case that has held down football development on the Plateau.

The case between a section of football stakeholders in Plateau State and the Plateau State Football Association which has been going back and forth at the Plateau State High Court since 2017 is about to rear its ugly head again as disenfranchised stakeholders have picked up the gauntlet to spoil war.

As the election into states football associations draws near, Plateau State Football Association has been technically suspended from having any election since there is a pending court case against the state FA. authoritatively gathered that the Plateau State Football Association had filed a preliminary objection urging the Court not to hear the case as football matters are not taken to conventional courts but presiding Justice Arrom Ashom ruled against the objection.The attorney to the aggrieved football stakeholders, Barr.

Ahmed Garba told that his clients are urging the court to restrain Hon. Sunday Samson Longbap from parading himself as Chairman of the Plateau State Football Association as elections never took place in Langtang in 2014, rather it was a kangaroo selection process that was conducted in Langtang with absolute disregard to the statute books.Barr.

Garba also said his clients, who are ten members of the state football congress, had written a series of letters to the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, but the Federation failed to act and they had no option whatsoever than to resort to the Law court.

The election had returned Sunday Samson Longbap as Chairman but the aggrieved stakeholders felt they were wrestled out of the process and are seeking justice.

It is believed that the stakeholders were deliberately sidelined as they were perceived to have unanimously agreed among themselves to vote Mr Longbap out of Office.

They are also maintaining the election was a farce and are calling for it to be annulled.

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