Litigants Who Stopped NFF Election Seeking Justice – PFAN Scribe Babayaro
General Secretary of the players union PFAN, Emmanuel Babayaro, (PICTURED) has said the need for justice in Nigeria Football is behind the court injunction that has stopped the NFF Election slated for September 30 in Benin City.
The PFAN Task Force led by Harrison Jalla has secured an injunction from the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that the Election in Benin should not hold until a pending case over equal representation in both the NFF Executive Committee and the NFF Congress is dispensed with.
“Critical Stakeholders in Nigeria Football have been ignored for too long and they are now seeking justice,” former international Babayaro said in a radio interview.
“(Harrison) Jalla and the others have not carried guns and threatened violence, rather they have gone to court in respect of the rule of law and that the court is the last resort for the common man.
“They are not for jungle justice or violence, they are decent men.”
Babayaro said Nigeria Football also needs to do with “old brigade” who have taken the sport many years backwards.
“It’s the old brigade who still want to return to office even though they supported and collaborated with the President (Amaju Pinnick),” he said.
“One of these men said it’s ‘Football First’ now, so what was it for him in the last eight years?”