Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected as the new Nigeria Football Federation President for another four-year term a few hours ago in Katsina.
Amaju Pinnick whose first tenure as the NFF President was marred with controversy, but managed to record some success with the different national teams and the Super Eagles of Nigeria brand, won a landslide victory a few hours ago.
The election keenly contested with some heavy weights and old faces present on the election, Amaju Pinnick who have enjoyed a lot of popularity and someone who commands a strong support base in the NFF, won the election in Katsina with 34 votes and his closest rival Aminu Maigari scored just 8-votes. Oldtimer Taiwo Ogunjobi had just 2-votes and Chinedu Okoye had no vote.
See the breakdown of results as released by the NFF Electoral Committee:
Amaju Pinnick – 34 votes.
Aminu Maigari – 8 votes.
Taiwo Ogunjobi – 2 votes.
Chinedu Okoye – No vote
Amaju Pinnick without the backing of the Minister of Sports is winning a re-election for another four years, after his first election in September of 2014. He is also a First Vice President of Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Before his re-election, Amaju Pinnick’s first term election as NFF President was being challenged in court by the Giwa-led Executive for years, to the extent that FIFA had to threaten a possible sanction and suspension of Nigeria from football-related activities before the issue was suspended. It took the intervention of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration recognizing the Amaju Pinnick led executive and also promising to work with NFF and FIFA to always find an amicable solutions to disagreements to avoid future embarrassment.
The statement by the Federal Government from the office of the Vice President, was enough for FIFA to suspend their initial threat.
This new election results now further settles all the initial court cases, and the illegal Giwa-led executive comes to an end…