Friday, April 8, 2016 2:44 pm
By Taiwo Adelu
A Jos High Court in Plateau State has ordered that President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick should vacate office.
It also ordered that Chris Giwa should take over the football governing body as the rightful president.
The duo of Adama Yahaya and Obinna Ogba had approached the court to re-list the suit against Pinnick which they withdrew after the intervention of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Yahaya and Ogba, however, approached the court to re-list the suit against Pinnick which brought about the latest judgement.
But the verdict may send Nigeria and world football governing body, FIFA on a collision course, a punishment that can attract ban from world football, as FIFA prohibits the use of law court for the resolution of football matters.
The election held in Warri that brought Pinnick into power as the NFF supremo was nullified by Justice Musa Haruna Kurya on Friday.
With the latest court ruling, Giwa early today said that he would resume in office immediately.
The board of NFF says it would file for the stay of execution of the judgement.
“This is not good for Nigerian Football, we will file for stay of execution,”we will definitely file for the stay of execution, embattled NFF boss, Pinnick said when he heard of the judgement.