NFF Appeals Jos High Court Ruling

The Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Nigeria Football Federation has filed an appeal against the ruling of the Federal High Court in Jos, which nullified the elective congress of September 30.

NFF 1st Vice-President Seyi Akinwunmi says the Judge had went ahead with the order annulling then elections despite a preliminary objection filed by the NFF challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the case.

“We have been notified of the ruling of the court, which was made in spite of our filing for a preliminary objection concerning the jurisdiction of the court,” said Akinwunmi.

Nigeria Football Federation.
Nigeria Football Federation.
“However, our lawyers have gone to work immediately the order was made. We are appealing the ruling and also filing for stay of execution of the order.”

Justice Ambrose Allagoa of the Federal High Court, Jos, on Thursday, ruled against the NFF elections in Warri which ushered in Delta State Sports Commission chairman Amaju Pinnick as president as well as the congress in the aftermath of the polls because it deemed it against his order.

World football’s governing body Fifa has warned it would automatically place a global ban on the country till the next Fifa congress in May 2015, should there be any hindrances on the newly-elected NFF ExCo.