Dalung to NFF: I don’t want to go to Kuje Prison, comply with court order, restore Giwa as chairman
Nigeria’s Minister of Youths and Sport Solomon Dalung says he wants the Nigeria Football Federation NFF to comply with the June 5th 2018 court order setting aside the purported election into the Executive Committee of the NFF held on September 30, 2014.
It would be recalled that the election of the NFF held on August 26, 2014 but was disputed by the Chris Giwa led faction citing malpractice.
According to Dalung, a written notification signed for the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice had directed that the NFF sets aside the purported election into its Executive Committee.
“I have been directed to notify you of the Orders dated June 5th 2018 made by Honorable Justice M. H. Kurya sitting at the Federal High Court Jos in respect of the above mentioned suit between Yahaya Adama Vs Alhaji Aminu Maigari which states that the election of the NFF held on August 26, 2014 under the leadership of Amb Chris Giwa be given recognition pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed in this case and that the purported ban of the Executive Committee elected on August 26, 2014 from football activities of the NFF is unconstitutional, null and void.
“It is trite law that court orders are sacrosanct and any act of disobedience to it constitutes threat to the rule of law. Consequent upon the above, you are hereby advised to comply with the orders of court made therein which for now, is the valid and binding order of court, in the absence of any other subsisting order or judgment to the contrary.”
“This is a court order and not from Dalung. I will not want to go to Kuje prison because of disobedience of court orders. Therefore, I hereby comply with the court orders of June 5th 2018, while Mr Amaju Pinnick and others are also directed to comply with same,” Dalung said.