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NFF crisis: Giwa cautions Pinnick committee ahead of Katsina congress

President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ambassador Chris Giwa, has reacted to the NFF Elective Congress time-table scheduled to hold on the 20th September, 2018 in Katsina.

He further dissociated his board from the purported congress while calling on the general public to disregard the so-called election time-table on the basis that it has no place in law and was not sanctioned by his legally recognised board.

Giwa Giwa, while reacting in a statement in Abuja on Friday went further to warn the Amaju Pinnick electoral committee members to halt the election processes as according to him, they will be violating the laws of the land.

“We want to give last warning and strongly too, to the electoral committee members to stop forthwith their illegal actions. They should face the reality that the legally recognised board did not sanction this electoral time-table,” he stated.

The President also stated: “the committee should stop issuing statements on any purported election or be ready to face the long arm of the law soon”.

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“Our quietness should not be misconstrued as ignorance of the law, as the enrolment order of the Federal High Court, Jos dated 5th June, 2018 states inter alia: “That an order is granted to the 1st and 2nd Applicants setting aside all acts, resolutions and or decisions made or taken by the Executive Committee of the NFF purportedly elected on 30th September, 2014, including the purported “ban” of the Executive Committee elected on 26th August, 2014 from all football activities, as illegal, ultra vires, unconstitutional and null and void.”

The Electoral Committee had purportedly adjusted the election time-table from 30th September, 2018 to 22nd September, 2018.

It noted that the amendments to the 2018 NFF Elections Time-table had been adopted by the Electoral Committee, consequent upon the resolutions of the NFF Extra-Ordinary General Assembly which was held in Benin City on Aug. 2.

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