NFF Counsel Festus Keyamo Explains Supreme Court Verdict
There was tension on Friday when news spread that the Supreme Court has nullified the election that brought in the current Amaju Pinnick-led administration of the Nigeria Football Federation.
NFF legal counsel, Festus Keyamo, in a swift reaction, explained that the Supreme Court only referred the case back to the Federal High Court to be tried properly.
“Nobody should cause unnecessary panic in Nigeria’s football. That’s my case. Supreme Court DID NOT NULLIFY AMAJU ‘s Election. The Supreme Court did NOT remove Amaju from office.
“The Supreme Court only referred the case back to the Federal High Court to be tried properly to know which of the elections held in 2014 was right.
“Amaju was NOT a party to the case at the Supreme Court so the court could not have removed a party from office without joining the party and hearing from the party.”
Chris Giwa, who lost the presidential seat to Pinnick in an election, dragged the current NFF board to the Supreme Court after he was not satisfied with an earlier verdict from the Appeal Court and the Federal High Court, insisting that the mandate given to his alleged board at the Chida Hotel, Abuja by the congress of the NFF in August 2013 should be upheld.
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