Human rights lawyer Festus Keyamo (SAN) has hinted that tenure of Amaju Pinnick as the President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), expired yesterday.
Keyamo who is Pinnick’s lawyer in the intractable leadership battle between the CAF first vice-president and Chris Giwa dropped the hint in a statement he issued at the weekend.
In it, the senior advocate alluded that with the expiration of the tenure the contest between his client and Giwa who has the backing of the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has been laid to rest.
“The tenure of office which is the subject of dispute of the case filed by Giwa’s group since 2014, lapsed on the 26th of August,” he wrote.
Keyamo denied claim about a Supreme Court order banning Pinnick from acting as President of the football association saying “We hereby challenge anybody who disputes this to publish the Supreme Court Judgment or Order where the names of Amaju Pinnick or Chris Giwa were ever mentioned in any portion of the judgment or as even parties to the case.
“The fact is that the court processes filed in the Supreme Court matter do not bear their names as parties to the suit whatsoever.”