Sports minister Solomon Dalung has said embattled self-acclaimed president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chris Giwa’s case against NFF president Amaju Pinnick is dead.
Speaking when he and some members of the NFF visited the House of Representatives Committee on sports, Dalung insisted that Giwa’s case was already struck out and dead.
He said: “When the Giwa group served a notice of discontinuance to the court in October 2014, the court struck out the case and made it clear that the case was dead,” Dalung was quoted as saying by thenff.com during the meeting.
“I don’t know anyone else who has been able to raise the dead except Jesus Christ!” Dalung was quoted further.
The minister went on to state that contrary to claims by the Giwa group, his case was only ‘re-listed for hearing’ by the Jos High Court, and not a mandate for them to take over the Glass House.
“What the court did on April 8 was simply to re-list the case for hearing. It did not sack the NFF Board and certainly did not ask Giwa to go and take over the NFF,” Dalung added.
There has been a legal tussle between Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa over who the rightful president of the NFF is.