Delta State FA Crisis: NFF President, Sec. General, Others, Sued
By Our Correspondent
The Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick is to appear in court soon following the decision of the nation’s football administrator to set up normalisation committee to oversee the affairs of Delta State Football Association, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
In a suit number W/66/2020 filed before the Delta state high court Warri Division, Barbar Ebimowei and Onovughakpo Ekugbawa for themselves and on behalf of members of the congress of the Delta state football Association, sued NFF President, Amaju Pinnick; Secretary-General, Mohammed Sanusi and members of the Normalisation Committee set up by the NFF to administer Delta State football.
The duo are praying the court inter alia nullify the powers of the NFF and the Normalisation Committee from unduly interfering in the state’s football matters.
The applicants are praying the court for three orders in a motion on notice brought pursuant to order 38 of the high court of Delta state (civil procedure) rules 2009 and under the inherent Jurisdiction of this honourable court.
r three orders in a motion on notice brought pursuant to order 38 of the high court of Delta state (civil procedure) rules 2009 and under the inherent Jurisdiction of this honourable court.
An order of interlocutory injunction restraining the defendants/respondents, by themselves, their agents, thugs, privies, subordinates, proxies or any other person whatsoever acting under or by their instructions or authority from further taking steps or action to prevent the claimants and any other lawful organ of Delta state football Association from carrying regulating and/ or activities in all parts of Delta state or Nigeria pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.
An order restraining the defendants from taking any step to conduct any form of Election into any office of the DFA.
An order restraining members of the normalization committee from parading themselves.
meanwhile, National Association of Nigerian Footballers, NANF has vowed to join in the suit to restore justce to the DFA.
“Impunity will always breed crisis, the NANF will join the fray in a couple of days from the federal high court.
“The task to rescue Nigeria football from invaders and mercenaries must be accomplished,” NANF President, Harrison Jalla said in a statement Monday