Pinnick Appeals Court Ruling Sacking Him as NFF President

by on April 8, 2016

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

Besides appealing the ruling by Justice Musa Haruna Kurya, the board also filed for stay of execution. The ruling faulted the process which brought the Pinnick executive to power.

Adama Yahaya and Obinna Ogba had approached the Jos court to re-list the suit against Pinnick which they initially withdrew after the intervention of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

In October 2014, the same Federal High Court, led by Justice Ambrose Allagoa, had ruled against the election that brought the Pinnick board into the football federation.

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Days later, the case was withdrawn following an out-of-court settlement brokered by the former president, Mr. Jonathan, to avoid a looming FIFA ban at that time.

However on Friday, Justice Kurya has now upheld all the previous reliefs of the plaintiffs and has relisted the suit in the tussle for the NFF leadership.

The ruling leaves Chris Giwa as the substantive head of the federation pending the final determination of the suit.

In this light, Giwa has swiftly moved over to take over at the Glass House where he is billed to address the media later today.

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