Factional president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chris Giwa has warned Amaju Pinnick to respect the court order that sacked him from office and stop parading himself as president of the NFF.
Giwa in a statement released on Thursday maintained that the extra ordinary congress of the NFF held yesterday was an aberration of the court ruling which has restrained Amaju Pinnick and his board from parading themselves as executive members of the NFF.
He threatened if Pinnick fails to stop parading himself as president of the NFF he will be forced to take legal action against him and every other person who participated in the Emergency Congress of the NFF which took place yesterday.
“It is now a matter of common knowledge that the Federal High Court sitting in Jos vide a ruling made on 8th April 2016 restored all the previous Orders it made in Suit No. FHC/J/CS/77/2014.
“For the avoidance of doubt the restored orders include an order compelling the Honourable Minister of Sports and all the 36 state FAs including FCT to give recognition to the Board of the NFF which was elected on 26 August 2014 and restrains them from interfering with the Board’s execution of the functions of its officers;
“An order which nullified and set aside the purported Warri election of 30th September 2014 which produced Amaju Pinnick and his purported Board,We however understood the predicament of the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Solomon Dalung, who attended the purported Emergency Congress because he was not served with the court order of 8th April 2016. May we put it on record that now the Minister has been served.”
He further warned institutions to desist from doing business with the Amaju Pinnick lead board of the NFF