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NFF OPTS FOR DIALOGUE

By NBF News

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has resolved to use dialogue to thrash out the problems that have arisen in the on going Nigeria Premier League (NPL) electoral process.

The federation, which has since waded into the crisis after Barrister Ray Nnaji went to court last week to stop the elections, urged the litigant (Nnaji) to withdraw the suit and come to Abuja for dialogue. Daily Sunsports gathered that the NFF leadership has been negotiating with the Enugu-based lawyer to withdraw the suit he filed in an Enugu high court to allow the elections billed for this week to hold. According to our source, NFF's boss, Sanni Lulu, has been talking with Nnaji and has in fact invited him over to Abuja for a meeting slated for Wednesday.

Nnaji whose bid to return to the board suffered a setback with his failure to get his form endorsed by Rangers had in a surprise move gone to court to stop the elections. Nnaji, in his suit, claimed that the NPL is an illegal body which is not registered with the nation's Corporate Affairs Commission. The NPL electoral committee had last week cleared the trio of Chief Victor Rumson Baribote, Akin Akinbobola and Davidson Owumi to run for the chairmanship position, while Chief Sam Sam Jaja was disqualified on technical grounds.