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NPL HOLDS NOCTURNAL CONGRESS TODAY

By NBF News

NPL holds nocturnal congress today
… Nnaji insists on court action
Monday, March 15, 2010
The drama that is trailing elections into the board of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) continues today in Abuja with an emergency congress slated to commence at night.

Daily Sunsport gathered that the congress, which is to hold at the La Monde Hotel, Abuja is billed to start by 9.30 p.m. The NPL congress is to attract all the chairmen of the 20 Premier League sides.

A board member, who confirmed the time of the congress, told Daily Sunsports that he was taken aback by the timing, as it would be the first time the body is holding a nocturnal congress.

'Honestly, I don't know what informed fixing the congress for 9.30 p.m. I suspect there is a hidden agenda somewhere. This is the very first time since I came on board that we are holding a congress at night,' he said.

The board member said everything points to a stormy session against the background of moves being made by some people to extend the tenure of the present board which term expires today.

'With the elections yet to hold, some people want tenure extension, while some others are pushing for an interim body to run the league. We are going to trash that out when we meet,' he said .

Meanwhile, Barrister Ray Nnaji, who went to court to stop the elections, has vowed to fight on despite pleas for him to withdraw the case. Nnaji told Daily Sunsport yesterday that he was in fact, going to press fresh charges against the duo of Mr. Alhassan Yakmut, who is the scribe of NPL and Davidson Owumi a top official of the body. Nnaji said his decision not to withdraw the suit has to do with the fact that none of the conditions he gave when he met with NFF officials last week in Abuja has been met.

'When I met with Alhaji Sanni Lulu and his vice ,Amanze Uchegbulam last week, I gave certain conditions which must be met before we settle the matter out of court. As we speak, none of those conditions has been met. So, there is not going to be any truce,' Nnaji said.