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Court didn’t nullify Amaju Pinnick’s election says NFF 

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday in Abuja assured that there was no reason to get worried about a Supreme Court decision on the 2014 elections into its Executive Committee .

The football body , on its twitter handle some moments after the court’ s ruling, said the Supreme Court in Abuja did not nullify Amaju Pinnick ’ s election as NFF President .

It said its reaction followed news to the contrary ongoing on social media .

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN ) reports that a football stakeholder , Chris Giwa, had been contesting the authenticity of the Pinnick – led board


While the Proprietor of Jos – based Giwa FC was elected NFF president at an NFF Congress in Abuja , Pinnick was elected at another NFF Congress in Warri on Sept . 30, 2014.

Giwa took the matter to the apex court, after losing out at the Appeal Court and at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS ).

NFF’s counsel, Festus Keyamo , was quoted in the tweet as saying: “ Nobody should cause unnecessary panic in Nigeria ’ s football . That ’ s my case . “ Supreme Court did not nullify Amaju’ s election . The Supreme Court did not remove Amaju from office.

“ The Court only referred the case back to the Federal High Court to be tried properly , to know which of the elections held in 2014 was right .

“ Amaju was not a party to the case at the Supreme Court. So, the court could not have removed a party from office without joining the party and hearing from the party. ’’

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