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NFF Crisis: Orumen Dismisses Jos Court Judgement

duduStakeholders have continued to react to the ruling by a Jos High Court which granted Chris Giwa leave to take over the rein in the Nigeria Football Federation, “having been duly elected as NFF president.”

Speaking on the ruling, sports critic, Dudu Orumen said, “I am sure a superior court will upturn that ruling because it holds no water.” But Orumen would not explain any further as he said what people should be talking about in Nigerian football is to call for electoral reforms.

“Let us begin to see a louder call for electoral reforms that will ensure more stake holders are brought into the scheme of things,”he said, recalling that the problem with Nigerian football began with “the overthrow” of a legally constituted board of the NFA led by Ibrahim Galadima.

“It was a conspiracy, supervised by the then secretary General of FIFA, Urs Linsi who practically transferred his office to Makurdi where the Lulu coup was hatched and he gave official stamp to the illegality.”

Orumen said the NFF, as it is, was not known by law. “The so-called NFF is hiding under the NFA Act 2006 as amended. NFF is unknown to our law. Lulu who designed the NFF Statute went to FIFA without telling them the truth.”

Orumen is not happy with the Amaju Pinnick-led board either over what he termed as their “unforgivable mistakes.” The first error, he said, “was their decision to give the Super Eagles job to an untested Sunday Oliseh, who neither had direction nor the wherewithal to take the team to any height and secondly, which was a direct consequence of the first, NFF’s inability to qualify the country for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.”

He asked, “do they realise the amount of stress they caused to millions of businesses across the country each time they fail to qualify for AFCON?” adding, “how can they invest the interests of millions of Nigerians in the hands of a novice like Oliseh?”

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