Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected as president of the Nigeria Football Federation after a flawless victory in Thursday’s presidential election.
The Confederation of African Football first vice-president defeated Taiwo Ogunjobi, Aminu Maigari and Chinedu Okoye at the elective congress in Katsina state.
While gathering a total of 34 votes, former NFF president Maigari boasts of eight votes.
Meanwhile, the NFF President’s victory might be a Pyrrhic one after all as a the crisis that had engulfed the nation’s football house in the past four years appears unabated.
World Street Journal reliably gathered that Chris Giwa who got a favourable Supreme Court judgement today secured another court pronouncement that pulled off any legal stand on which today’s elective congress could hold on to before the law of the land.
Giwa had laid claim to the seat of president of NFF based on the subsisting court judgement which did not recognise the elective congress that brought in Pinnick four years ago. Another court judgement today however, gave order for today’s congress not to hold, a decision flagrantly flouted by the football house.
The Minister of Sports and Youth development, also condemned today’s congress and election that returned Pinnick as President of NFF for another term. He said the football house ought to have obeyed the court decision on the matter before going ahead to hold the election today.