Abuja - Nigerian football may be thrown into yet another crisis if
recent events are anything to go by, as the Chris Giwa board, which was
supposedly elected on August 26, 2014, has declared the Amaju Pinnick board,
elected on September 30, 2014, as illegal.
Speaking after their board meeting on Tuesday, counsel to Chris
Giwa, Habila Hassan said there is a subsisting court order barring the congress
of the Nigeria Football Federation from conducting the September 30, 2014
elections, which brought forth the Pinnick led executive committee of the NFF
which presently runs Nigerian football.
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“The Chris Giwa board was elected on the 26th of
August 2014 and were duly sworn in, but unfortunately, a certain group
purported to have been elected on the 30th day of September 2014 to
the same office and has been purportedly operating as the executive committee
of the Nigeria Football Federation,” he told Hot FM.
challenged the conduct of the election that purportedly brought in this
purported executive committee of the NFF, which was purportedly elected on the
30th of September last year.
“The federal high
court in Jos, granted an order of interim injunction restraining the conduct of
that election which held on the 30th of September 2014 but in
disobedience of that order, that election held and subsequently, the federal
high court nullified the conduct of that election,” he said.