NFF election: Pinnick vows against third term bid

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has vowed that he would not attempt to seek election again if he is voted to continue to lead Nigeria football after Thursday’s election, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. Thursday has been fixed for elections into the NFF Executive Committee in Katsina with Pinnick facing challenges from former NFF boss Aminu Maigari, erstwhile General Secretary, Taiwo Ogunjobi and Chinedu Okoye, proprietor of amateur league club, Bimo FC.

Pinnick who spoke in Lagos over the weekend said that he would not attempt any other elective position in Nigeria.

He said, “After the Katsina election it will be a goodbye to any form of election in Nigeria.”

Pinnick who is also the First Vice President of CAF said he needs a second term to ensure a full transformation of Nigerian football in a drive for all forms of structural development and self-reliance of the federation.

“There is a serious need for continuity for Nigerian football to prosper. There is this uncommon relationship between the Corporate World and our executive built on transparency and integrity. You will agree with me that before now, this relationship was virtually non-existent. It is all for the good of the game that we want to show the light so that others coming after us will find their way. Once a structure is established, it becomes easy to manage.”