Friday, April 8, 2016 3:50 pm
Amaju Pinnick and his board of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, have swiftly filed an appeal to vacate the order made by a Jos High Court sacking Pinnick.
The judgement on Friday Ambassador Chris Giwa as the validly –elected NFF President.
Giwa had re-listed the case for hearing on 30th March this year, despite the earlier intervention by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The court shockingly resolved that the election and Congress of 30 September 2014 be nullified.
Pinnick and his team are now trying to overturn the court order.
“This is a sad one primarily because we have enjoyed a period of peace and have been able to work without the court-today-court-tomorrow situation of the last half of 2014.
“We have filed for stay-of-execution and that means the status quo remains and anything done is done at the actors’ peril. I can assure football –loving Nigerians that there is no reason to panic as we are in full charge and there is no trouble whatsoever. There is no order for the Giwa group to take over the Glass House. In fact many of his so called board members have called to dissociate themselves from the matter,” NFF 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi said on Friday.
The Ambassador Giwa led group had withdrawn the case in October 2014. The group later went to the Court of Arbitration for Sports, which threw out the case.