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FIFA Upholds Pinnick’s Election

FIFA Upholds Pinnick’s Election

The controversy surrounding the September 30 Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Elections held in Warri, Delta state, has been laid to rest as the world football governing body has abided by the majority decision of the NFF Appeals Committee that upheld the elections.
The Appeals Committee chairman, Okey Ajunwa, had voided the elections of the president, Amaju Pinnick, his Vice, Seyi Akinwumi and two board members, Felix Ayansi-Agwu and Sherif Inuwa, while four other members upheld the elections.
Ajunwa, while giving his ruling has ordered a re-run within seven days.
The NFF sent both rulings to FIFA for it to take a decision following the controversy generated by Ajunwa’s ruling.
But on Tuesday, FIFA ended the controversy as it abided with the majority decision that upheld the elections.
In a letter signed by its General Secretary, Jerome Valcke and sent to NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu, FIFA said that it noted the majority decision of the Appeals Committee to uphold the elections.
Consequently, it said that it is pleased to work with the new board, headed by Amaju Pinnick.
The letter reads,
“We acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 8 December 2014 including details of the ruling of the Nigeria Football Federation Appeals Committee.
“We note the majority decision of the Electoral Appeals Committee to uphold in their entirety the results of the Elective Congress held in Warri on 30 September 2014.
“We are therefore pleased to be able to start working with the office bearers headed by the NFF President, Amaju pinnick. We will contact you in the coming days to organise an introductory meeting between Mr Pinnick and FIFA president in Zurich .”

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