Amaju Pinnick’s board of the NFF will stay in office by the backing of the DSS after the case involving him and his challenger, Chris Giwa was on Wednesday adjourned to the 25th of September by the Federal High Court Jos, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The verdict will come four days before the fresh elections into the new NFF board which will hold on the 29th of September in Katsina.
It remains to seen what the activities of two factions will be in the aftermath of the adjournment of the case to September 25.
The Sports Ministry had on Tuesday warned that the extra-ordinary Congress of the NFF should not hold in Benin City on Thursday, August 2 as it would amount to a disregard of court orders backing Chris Giwa as the president of the body.
The letter dated July 30, 2018, which was signed signed by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Sports, Mr. Olusade Adesola, stated inter alia:
“I am to refer to your office to the suit No FHC/J/177/2014 pending before the Federal High Court Jos and the subsisting enrolled order from the same court giving recognition to Ambassador Chris Giwa as the NFF President, and restraining Mr Amaju Pinnick and all persons who were purportedly elected as members of the executive committee of the NFF on 30 September 2014 from parading themselves as legitimate executives of NFF forthwith, their said election having been set aside by the order of the court. The court order has not been set aside. You are therefore advised to suspend any action in the holding of the Congress…”