Shehu Dikko Boasts 35 Votes For Tenure Elongation, Slams Akinwunmi, Gusau As Desperate For NFF Election
Amaju Pinnick hatchet man, Shehu Dikko (PICTURED), along with NFF Executive Committee Member Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’, has boasted he has at least 35 Congress delegates who will tomorrow vote for the tenure of the current Executive Committee to be extended.
Shehu Dikko, who is also LMC Chairman courtesy of Pinnick, has in addition slammed 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi and Chairman of Chairmen Ibrahim Gusau for pushing for Elections next month because they plan to contest for the NFF Presidency.
His assertions are contradictory because Gusau and Akinwunmi command more than half of the 44-person Congress and as such it is only an empty boast to claim he can muster 35 votes to support that Pinnick remains in power beyond the terminal date of his tenure.
Shehu Dikko and Ahmed Fresh have perfected a plot to get the Congress to endorse a tenure elongation for the Pinnick-led Board till next year on the pretext that it will allow for a smooth transition of power to a new Executive Committee as stipulated by the NFF Electoral Code.
However, those opposed to this position have argued that the Electoral Code can be set aside for the superior NFF Statutes, just as it was done in 2014, when Pinnick was first elected NFF President within a record shortened time period.
The terminal date of the current administration is September 20, 2022, according to the Statutes.
Pinnick has again gone on national television to maintain he will not be on the ballot, but at the same time he has continued to use hatchet men and every means to scuttle moves for Elections to be conducted next month.
Date and venue for tomorrow’s Congress have been changed and the agenda of the meeting has still not mentioned a road map for Elections.
He has also written world football ruling body FIFA for a tenure elongation while citing “legal problems” the NFF are battling with.
This was without the support or even consent of the NFF Congress, the supreme decision-making body of Nigeria Football.