Update: Court Sack: Pinnick Appeals Ruling


Nigeria Football Federation Chairman, Amanju Pinnick and his board that were sacked Friday by a Federal High Court in Jos, have appealed against the ruling.

They also filed for stay of execution.

The Federal High Court nullified the election which brought the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick and his board into office on the ground that they were improperly elected.

The Judge was said to have ordered Christopher Giwa to take over.

The ruling followed the re-listed suit challenging the September 30, 2014 election process in Warri.

The presiding Judge, Justice Musa Haruna Kurya delivered the ruling on Friday.

It would be recalled that before the elections in Warri, Christopher Giwa had been declared new NFF President through another congress that was held in Abuja.

Justice Ambrose Allagoa, who presided over the hearing, had ruled in 2015 that the election as well as the congress preceding it were against his orders and ordered the plaintiff, Giwa, to return to office.


But that decision was rescinded following FIFA’s warning that Nigeria will be banned if the court ruling stops the newly-elected executive committee of Amaju Pinnick from working and former President Goodluck Jonathan had called for a truce between the warring factions.

Meanwhile, following the ruling, Giwa was said to have swiftly moved to take over at the Glass House where he is billed to address the media later today.


Author: News Editor

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