Amaju Pinnick is not NFF president – Dalung

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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barr Solomon Dalung has declared that the Nigeria Football Federation does not have a president yet as he does not recognise Amaju Pinnick.

He also stated that he won’t recognize the outcome of the elections into the Executive Board of the prior to the commencement of the elections in Katsina yesterday.

Dalung, who spoke in a sports programme on AIT, Kaakaki  stated that he is obeying the Supreme Court order that he annulled the 2014 elections that produced Amaju Pinnick as the NFF president.

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“There was no NFF president in the first place. I will only obey the Supreme Court judgement, which does not recognize Pinnick. Pinnick was not the president of the NFF,” he said.

Meanwhile, Pinnick broke a 73-year old jinx as he became the first NFF president to be re-elected.

Pinnick recorded a landslide victory with 34 votes over his rivals Aminu Maigari (8), Taiwo Ogunjobi (2). Chinedu Okoye had no vote.

“Amaju Pinnick re-elected NFF President. He scored a total of 34 votes, Maigari 8 votes, Ogunjobi 2 votes, and Okoye 0 votes,” NFF confirmed his victory in a tweet.

The elections which had been declared illegal by Dalung had 44 delegates from the states football federation and other bodies including coaches, referees associations and players unions converging in Katsina.

The chairman of the Electoral committee for the election, Muhammed Katu announced the results in the presence of FIFA representatives, Luca Piazza, Solomon Mudege and CAF representatives who came to observe the elections.


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