Leadership crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF took a different dimension yesterday as the Nigerian Police bared Sports Writers from entering the premises of the football house by not only locking the gate against them but ordering them not to hang around the gate.
A Chief Superintendent of Police, Irek Sunday while giving the order to Sports writers said, ‘’this is security zone and we do not want anybody to cluster around here.’’
When told that they were Sports writers and demanded to know why they were not allowed access to the Nigeria Football Federation premises, Irek Sunday replied, ‘’ we are acting on superior order. I do not know what is happening here (NFF). I am only acting on instruction. If you want any information, you can go to the force headquarters and see the public relations officer. Thank you.’’
The Police sealed-off NFF secretariat last week following the leadership tussle between Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa.
As at yesterday, only the secretariat staffers were allowed access to the glass house while Amaju Pinnick and Giwa led boards have not been allowed access to the football house by the police.
Only last Friday, a Federal High Court sitting in Jos sacked Amaju Pinnick and the executive board of the Nigeria Football Federation and ordered Chris Giwa to take over the leadership of the NFF with immediate effect and directed the Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung to recognize Chris Giwa’s election victory at the August 26, 2014 polls.
Presiding judge, Justice Musa Haruna Kurya upheld the previous judgment of Justice Ambrose Allagoa.
In his ruling, Justice Kurya relisted the earlier withdrawn case between Giwa and the NFF as well as upheld the nullification of the Pinnick-led board which were prayers of petitioners Yahaya Adama and Obinna Ogba.
According to him, Giwa will be temporarily in charge of the nation’s football ruling body pending final determination of the case.
Meanwhile, Giwa and his board members immediately stormed the Glass House to take over following the court ruling.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation has filed an appeal, a motion to vacate the order and a motion for a stay-of-execution against the judgment of the Jos High Court, which decided to re-list the case brought by Ambassador Chris Giwa against NFF administration of Amaju Pinnick.
In re-listing the case for hearing on May 30 this year, the court shockingly also restored the order that the election and Congress of September 30, 2014 be nullified.

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