FIFA Dump Pinnick By Rejecting Tenure Elongation Till January 2023
THE BIGGEST SECRET YET IS OUT NOW – a daring stunt pulled by Amaju Pinnick to extend his tenure in office next year went horribly wrong after FIFA rejected his request to do so.
FIFA said the NFF Election is an internal matter and it should go ahead as soon as possible.
“FIFA rejected the request by the NFF to elongate their tenure,” an FA Chairman from the North revealed.
“That was when Pinnick really gave up and it explained how subdued and friendly he was at the Congress.
“He was not sincere, he was defeated.”
FIFA intervention was to be the biggest trump card Pinnick and his camp counted on, but it turned out to be by far the biggest blow FIFA Council member Pinnick suffered in his desperate bid to sit tight in office at least until January 2023.
The outgoing NFF President has always bragged about how important he is on the FIFA Council as well as his closeness to FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
This month, NFF wrote the world football governing body without the endorsement of the Congress explaining why fresh NFF Elections cannot be earlier than January.
Also, the NFF Executive Committee led by Pinnick did everything to abort the Congress after they received a legal opinion from their counsel A.U Mustapha not to go ahead with the General Assembly.
“It is our considered opinion that the action has NOT YET been withdrawn and same is still pending,” the NFF counsel concluded as it concerns the interim injunction granted by the Federal High Court Yenagoa Division in December 2021.
“Therefore, the Annual General Assembly cannot proceed as scheduled and same should be postponed until the Notice is adopted in court by the Plaintiff and the court positively rules on it.”
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) office did not respond to the NFF request for another legal opinion on the matter.