Fifteen candidates have so far obtained forms to contest in the forth coming NPL board election fixed for 3rd March 2010 in Abuja.
In a chart compiled by Al-Hassan Saleh Yakmut who doubles as Executive Secretary of the NPL and Secretary of the Electoral Committee
indicates that four (4) candidates are currently vying for the position of the Chairman of the board.
The candidatesÂ Chairman of the Bayelsa Utd FC, Chief Victor Rumson Baribote,Â SA to the Ondo State Governor on Sports, Hon. Akin Akinbobola and former NRA President, Dr. Sam Sam Jaja”.
Current NPL Vice Chairman, Alh. Shehu Garba Gusau is the only candidate in the category for the board New Vice Chairman with Davidson Owumi and Commissioner for Inter-Governmental Affairs, Kaduna State, Hon.Abdullaziz Mohammed both running for the position of Chairman of Chairmen.
Also seeking for the re-election into the board are the Chairman of Mighty Jets FC, Mallam Suleiman Y. Kwande, former Commissioner of sports Enugu State, Hon Bar. Ray Nnaji, Former Wikki Tourist FC Chairman, Alh. Abdullahi Danbaba and Mr. Joe Amene.
Other candidates for the board position include; former member of the Interim Management Committee of the NPL, Elder Bode Oyewole, Vice Chairman Kwara Utd FC, Alh. Abdulrasaq Owolabi, General Coordinator Gombe Utd FC and SA to Gombe State Governor on Sports, Mallam Farouk Yarma Adamu, and Brig. General. Emma C. Okaro Rtd.
Submission of forms ends on 12th February 2010 by 4:00pm prompt as stipulated in the guidelines of the election.