By Emmanuel Adeleke
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has put the forthcoming election of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) slated for Friday, September 30, on hold.
Delivering judgement in a suit brought against the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) (trading under the name and style of the Nigeria Football Federation) (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Justice Inyang Ekwo ordered the NFF to put the election on hold, adding that parties should maintain the status and adjourned the case to October 31, 2022.
The court had earlier adjourned further hearing in the suit to October 2022 in a sitting that took place in June.
The plaintiffs had initiated the litigation to ask for an amendment to the 2010 NFF statutes.
They seek equal representation for all the five statutory bodies that make up the NFF as it relates to voting rights and representation on the NFF Board.
Harrison Jalla, Victor Baribote, Austin Popo, and The Registered trustees of the National Association of Nigeria Footballers (NANF) (Trading under the name and style of Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria) (PFAN) are the plaintiffs in the suit.