Amaju Pinnick Wins Election, Retains Position As NFF President
Amaju Pinnick has become the first person to win a second consecutive four-year term as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), after he beat off challenges from former president Aminu Maigari, Taiwo Ogunjobi and Chinedu Okoye.
The 44-year-old Nigerian, the first vice president of the Confederation of African Football, on Thursday secured 34 votes from the 44 available in a first round of voting.
Alhaji Aminu Magari got eight votes; Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi got two votes while Chinedu Okoye did not have any vote.
“Amaju Pinnick re-elected NFF President. He scored a total of 34 votes, Maigari 8 votes, Ogunjobi 2 votes, and Okoye 0 votes,” NFF confirmed his victory in a tweet.
In all, 44 delegates from states football federation and other bodies including coaches, referees associations and players unions, participated in the election which took place in Katsina State.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) September 20, 2018
The chairman of the Electoral committee for the election, Muhammed Katu announced the results.
FIFA representatives, Luca Piazza and Solomon Mudege were among football chiefs who witnessed the election.
Elections into the offices of first Vice President, Chairman of Chairmen and other members of the NFF board were still in progress as of the time of filing this report.