NFF: Court Nullifies Pinnick’s Election

A Federal High Court in Jos, Plateau State, has nullified the Warri General Assembly and the Elective Congress that elected Amaju Pinnick as the president, Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.

In giving the order, Justice Ambrose Alagoa, said the Warri Extra Ordinary meeting of September 20 and the Elective Congress of September 30, were direct contravention of the orders of the court as, granted on September 19.

“Nobody should foist on the court a complete case of hopelessness so that the principles of law and justice can be upheld. It’s not enough to say that the order of court was wrongly made, no matter how unorthodox, its subsisting orders, unless set aside, remains law and must be respected.”

“Defendants in this matter have not filed any counter affidavits in this court to contest the facts. There is no motion or memorandum of appearance. This is a court of record. On this note, the court has no option to protect the integrity and sanctity of court. Court orders are not tea party. Nobody is above the law. Impunity must be stopped,” Alagoa said.

He also added that the issue of contempt has been left out but further warned that it does not mean the orders of the court should be further disobeyed.

The court sustained all the other orders of September 19 while the substantive matters have been adjourned till November 25, 2014.

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