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Electoral committee declares stage set for 2021 NBBF elections

By Christian Okpara
26 October 2021   |   2:44 am
The Nigeria Basketball Federation’s (NBBF) Electoral Committee has declared the stage set for the federation’s 2021 polls billed to hold in Benin, Edo State, on Saturday October 30..

50 voters to decide candidates’ fate

The Nigeria Basketball Federation’s (NBBF) Electoral Committee has declared the stage set for the federation’s 2021 polls billed to hold in Benin, Edo State, on Saturday October 30..

The 2021 NBBF elections have generated so much interest among basketball stakeholders with the federation’s two factions each striving to get the electorate on their side.

Yesterday, the Electoral Committee, headed by Dr. Lanre Glover with Emma Okeke as secretary, affirmed that voting would be done in line with the provisions of the 2019 NBBF statute.

The committee said the announcement was important to put paid to insinuations over the composition and eligibility status of voters.

“It has been brought to the attention of the Electoral Committee that some people are not clear on who can vote and how many votes are available.

“The NBBF Statute is clear on this. For the president and vice president, there are 50 votes to be cast. 36 states associations and the Federal Capital Territory have a vote each.

“Elected representatives of the six geo-political zones have a vote each alongside technical representative, players union, NAWIS, military/paramilitary, continental/international representatives, corporate sponsor and NAPHERSD with one vote each.”

The NBBF said the zonal elections would precede the elections for the president and the vice president to determine the representatives that will join the pool of 44 in consonance with the NBBF statute.