Aminu Maigari, a contender in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) presidential election, has been accused of certificate forgery.
According to a statement signed by Mohammed Sani Katu, chairman of the NFF electoral committee, the clearance issued to Maigari to vie for NFF presidency has been withdrawn and substituted with a “provisional clearance”.
Katu said there are discrepancies in the certificates submitted by Maigari. He said the committee received two petitions against Maigari.
The petitions, filed by Chuma Onye and Ahmed Shuaibu Gara Gombe, are dated September 14 and September 17 respectively.
Sequel to receipt of the petitions, the electoral committee said it asked Maigari to defend himself by producing original documents of the Grade Three certificates that he submitted.
“However, as at the 18th of September, 2018, Alhaji Aminu Maigari failed to produce the original document,” Katu said.
The election into the NFF board will take place on Thursday in Katsina state.