Factional president of the Nigeria Football Federation Chris Giwa has insisted he has the mandate to be the head of the NFF, even as he insists he will resume work at the Glass House on Wednesday.
Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday afternoon, Giwa stressed that it is his right to be the NFF boss, given the judgment of the Federal High Court in Jos, which nullified the election that brought Amaju Pinnick as the NFF president.
He said: “That is our secretariat and we will be there. I haven’t resumed there because I just came in to Abuja but we will be at the secretariat tomorrow (Wednesday).
“That is our secretariat and you (the media) already saw our board members there on Friday and they all waited for me yesterday.
“One of the reasons we weren’t there (Glass House) yesterday was because we wanted to get the court order signed so that all relevant authorities would be served and to the glory of God we have done that, so it is our right.
“I repeat it, it is our right and as long as Nigerian laws are concerned, we are the recognized elected body of the Nigeria Football Federation, so it is our right. We will be there by the grace of God,” Giwa emphasized.
This is coming as the tussle for the leadership of Nigerian football is concerned, following the re-listing of the Jos High Court judgment of 2014, which nullified the September 30, 2014 elections which brought in the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF board, as well as ordering that the August 26, 2014 election, which brought in the Chris Giwa-led board, be recognized as the legitimate NFF board.