Appeals committee nullifies Sept. 30 NFF election

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Earlier on Thursday, the Chris Giwa-led board of the NFF had withdrawn its case in court.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