NFF exco member Chris Green has come out to criticize the association's president Amaju Pinnick for revealing his voting choice agains...
Amaju had earlier revealed he would be giving his vote to Ahmad Ahmad, the Madagascar FA president who is the only opposition to incumbent president Issa Hayatou in the coming elections. The NFF president also came out to say he was given the mandate by the board to which a statement issued by the NFF backed his claims.
But Chris Green would be of a different view, not just on Pinnick's choice but on the decision to reveal it.
"I think we should conduct ourselves in a decent manner and let our votes count on the day," Green told BBC Sport. This is democracy and it's going to be a secret ballot - we have not to talk. That's really not the position (of the NFF)," argued Green.
"Do not think the board sat, deliberated and decided that we should go for a particular candidate - no, we've not got there yet."
Green is of the opinion that Ahmad should try to let Nigerians know more about his vision for football and believes Pinnick should go with Hayatou based on what he has done for the growth of football in Nigeria.
"I know of Hayatou, I don't know of Ahmad - I don't know his pedigree nor what he stands for.
"Hayatou has not done badly. He's not been against us from 1988 until today. In his own way, he has assisted football to grow in Nigeria. He's brought two international tournaments to Nigeria - the under-20 World Championship in 1999 and the under-17 World Cup (in 2009). We've also hosted the Africa Cup of Nations (in 2000)."
"Fortunately, unfortunately, Amaju will be the man who will cast his vote on the day," he said. "If he comes out to support Ahmad, it will be unfortunate if it goes against what we here want as there's nothing we can do about it."
The elections to determine who will rule African football will take place in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.