Appeals committee nullifies Sept. 30 NFF election

Amaju Pinnick , NFF chairman

The September 30 Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, polls held in Warri, Delta state has been voided by the Appeals Committee of the Elections.

The September 30 elections had thrown up Amaju Pinnick as the new President of the NFF with other executive members.

Mr. Pinnick and the new executives were given a four-year mandate to succeed the Aminu Magari-led board.

However, in a twist, the appeals committee headed by Okey Ajunwa, a lawyer, on Thursday ruled that the Warri polls were marred by irregularities chief among which was the intimidation of some contestants and delegates.

The committee stated that having considered the petitions of some of the aggrieved parties from the election they were left with no other option than to void the previous polls and a new election would now be ordered.

The new development means another congress will have to be called to agree on a new electoral timetable while a new electoral appeals committee for the fresh polls will be appointed.

The latest development brings a new twist to the unending drama that has plagued Nigeria football administration in the past months.

Earlier on Thursday, the Chris Giwa-led board of the NFF had withdrawn its case in court.

While many thought that would usher in a new lease of life for the new executives to get down to work, the fragile peace at the NFF has again been threatened.


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  • absam777

    Congrats. you got paid. The Atiku that Nigerians know is a schemer. A true Nigerian politician who takes lots from the system but gives crumbs to the masses as philanthropism. We do not want him as the president of Nigeria. We are still waiting for a photograph and report of him attending his American University franchise event in the USA.

    • sir Oscie

      Do I smell beef here?

    • Mr. Abdin

      Is that your problem?

      • absam777

        Yes it is my problem. Why is the truth not your problem.? You should be able to tell a genuine politician from a counterfeit one. Atiku represents money politics that we can do without. Not everyone is for sale.

        Abi you don sell yourself ?

  • sir Oscie

    All these distractions/2019 calculations will not help the PMB/APC administration and Nigerians as a whole.
    I will urge these detractors to channel their energy to supporting the Change mantra of Mr President instead of turning themselves to opposition and trying to distract both the President and APC chieftains like Atiku Abubakar from the good job they’re doing.
    Nigeria and Nigerians must always be on the front burner for the change we voted for to be seen.
    United we stand!

  • Sir Louis

    A great relationship. The duo should keep it up for the good of the nation and the Change we voted for. Atiku is a unique Nigerian, so is Muhammadu Buhari. They should not allow opportunists to come between them. Up Nigeria!

  • Mr. Abdin

    What a relationship that has yielded a positive development which our country is now enjoying Via: Stability and economic re-construction and the fight against corruption, that is why Atiku Abubakar is highly committed to the development of Nigeria and his relationship with PMB will never be truncated by any evil minded Nigerian; change has come and we shall benefit from it. God bless Nigeria.

  • Baba Jada

    The close relationship between Atiku and Buhari is good for APC, if it is to deliver on its campaign promises. I am impressed with Atiku’s position. Atiku has always maintained that he will not be a source of distraction for PMB administration, and will play any role which will ensure success of PMB’s administration. Kudos to him for distancing himself for schemes working against the APC.

  • Dandaman

    now we need an article for Tinubu and PMB relationship. what is the purpose of this article exactly???