After resisting calls for his resignation, embattled NFF President Amaju Pinnick as now been sacked from his position by a Federal High Court in Jos.
Justice Ambrose Allagoa of the Federal High Court Jos nullified the Warri General Assembly and the subsequent Elective congress that elected one faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led by Amaju Pinnick.
The Judge said: , “I have set aside all the proceedings and decisions of the Warri Extra Ordinary meeting of the 20th September and the Elective Congress of 30th September which were direct contravention of the orders of this court as granted on the 19th September.”
“Nobody should foist on the court a complete case of hopelessness so that the principles of law and justice can be upheld. It’s not enough to say that the order of court was wrongly made, no matter how unorthodox, its subsisting orders, unless set aside, remains law and must be respected.”
“Defendants in this matter have not filed any counter affidavits in this court to contest the facts. There is no motion nor Memorandum of Appearance. This is a court of Record. On this note, the court has no option than to protect the integrity and sanctity of court. Court orders are not tea party. Nobody is above the law. Impunity must be stopped.
He added, “I have left out the issue of contempt. That does not mean that the Orders of this court should be further disobeyed. Parties are however warned.”
Already, there are fears that Nigeria maybe courting a ban from FIFA as the world football governing body frowns at taking football issues to civil law courts