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Court Sacks Amaju Pinnick As NFF President, NFF Files Appeal

The Nigeria Football Federation have filed an appeal, a motion to vacate the order and a motion for a stay-of-execution against the judgement of the Jos High Court, which on Friday nullified the election of Amaju Pinnick as President, the NFF have announced.

In re-listing the case for hearing on 30 May this year, the court also restored the order that the election and Congress of 30 September, 2014 be nullified.

However, since an appeal, a motion to vacate the order and a stay-of-execution has been filed, on the same day as the judgement, the status quo remains.

“This is a sad one primarily because we have enjoyed a period of peace and have been able to work without the court-today-court-tomorrow situation of the last half of 2014,” NFF Vice-President Seyi Akinwumi told the governing body’s official website.

“We have filed for stay-of-execution and that means the status quo remains and anything done is done at the actors’ peril. I can assure football-loving Nigerians that there is no reason to panic as we are in full charge and there is no trouble whatsoever.

“There is no order for the Giwa group to take over the Glass House. In fact many of his so called board members have called to dissociate themselves from the matter.”

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