NFF: Supreme Court Did Not Annul Pinnick Board Election

Pinnick Board Election

The NFF on Friday in Abuja assured that there was no cause for alarm over a Supreme Court decision on the 2014 elections into its Executive Committee concerning Pinnick Board Election.

The Nigeria Football Federation on its Twitter handle few moments after the court’s ruling, said the Supreme Court in Abuja did not annul Amaju Pinnick Board Election as NFF President.

It said its reaction followed news to the contrary currently on social media.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria a football stakeholder, Chris Giwa, had been contesting the legitimacy of the Pinnick-led board.

While the Proprietor of Jos-based Giwa FC was elected NFF president at an NFF Congress in Abuja, Pinnick was elected at another NFF Congress in Warri on Sept. 30, 2014.

Giwa took the case to the apex court, after losing out at the Appeal Court and at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Pinnick Board Election

NFF’s counsel, Festus Keyamo, was quoted in the tweet as saying: “Nobody should cause unnecessary panic in Nigeria’s football. That’s my case.

“Supreme Court did not nullify Amaju’s election. The Supreme Court did not remove Amaju from office.

“The Court only referred the case back to the Federal High Court to be tried properly, to know which of the elections held in 2014 was right.

“Amaju was not a party to the case at the Supreme Court. So, the court could not have removed a party from office without joining the party and hearing from the party.’’

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