The Anambra State Football Association (AnSFA) Electoral Committee for the 2020 State Board and Local Football Councils Elections has announced the indefinite postponement of the exercise.
The Head of the Media and Publicity Sub-committee, Obinna Dike, announced the development in a statement on Sunday night in Awka.
The elections were originally scheduled to hold on Monday and Tuesday in Awka.
According to Duke, the postponement was necessitated by a letter from the state government which declared the planned elections to be in violation of the state’s extant law on COVID-19 Protocols and directed that they be shelved.
The statement read in part: “The Electoral Committee has forwarded the said letter to the Anambra State Football Association.
“In view of this development, the Electoral Committee wishes to inform the general public that the election earlier fixed for July 27 and July 28 will no longer hold as scheduled.
“We regret any inconvenience this sudden postponement may have caused to the candidates, delegates, observers, stakeholders and the general public.”
Recall that the Commissioner for Information, Mr C-Don Adinuba, had on Saturday issued a statement calling for the cancellation of the exercise.
He had reminded all that the state law on COVID-19 which banned social gatherings including elections was still in force.
The commissioner also directed the police to ensure that no individual or group gathered at the Bishop Obiefuna Retreat Centre, venue of the election, for the exercise.