REVEALED: 2022 NFF Election And How Pinnick Is Muzzling State FAs
By Harrison Jalla
Having realized that he would face further prosecutions for the alleged unprecedented looting of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF treasury in spite of all the strings he pulled to evade justice, NFF President has embarked on a mission of muzzling State Football Associations to actualise his 3rd agenda.
Amaju Pinnick and his gang are in an alleged devious mission to install their cronies as chairmen of the states football associations to further weaken a lame duck congress railroaded to continue to shun out brigands in the upcoming 2022 NFF Elections to run Nigeria Football.
Early this year the NFF unduly interfered in the affairs of the Delta state Football Association under the leadership of Ex- Internationals Edema Fuludu and former African footballer of the Year, Victor Ikpeba by purportedly setting up an illegal normalization committee to run the affairs of the Delta state Football Association.
That action has already attracted two pending suits in the Delta state high court in suit number W/66/2020 Barber Ebimowei Vs NFF & others and another lawsuit by the National Association of Nigeria Footballers (NANF) in suit number FHC/WR/CS/35/2020 NANF VS NFF & others at the Federal high court Warri slated for hearing on 26-10-2020.
A fortnight ago, the Electoral Committee of the Anambra State Football Association under the chairmanship of a vibrant, budding football administrator, Jude Anyadufu in line with the NFF Electoral guidelines, conducted a virtual election.
Against all sense of decency and public outcry, irrespective of those who won and lost the election, Pinnick and his gang proceeded to arrogate the powers the NFF does not have to itself and purport to have annulled the Anambra state Football Association election.
And this time not a so called normalisation committed like they did in Delta state FA but constituted another so called Caretaker committee to run the affairs of Anambra state football Association for the next three months
As we speak the Taraba State football Association has two factions. This is an obvious signal that Pinnick and his gang did not come to add any value to Nigeria football.
As I have always maintained they came to steal, kill and destroy Nigeria Football. Pinnick has taken our football down the abyss it will take several years and God’s intervention to recover and revive football in Nigeria from the madness called the Pinnick’s administration.