Today’s Echo can authoritatively say Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected as NFF president after beating three other contestants in today’s election at Katsina.
The current NFF president got 34 votes while his closest rival, Aminu Maigari polled 8 votes. Former Secretary-General Taiwo Ogunjobi got 2 votes while newbie, Chinedu Okoye got zero. He is now the first NFF President to retain his seat after an election.
During his campaign for the election, Amaju Pinnick, who is the first vice president of CAF said Nigerian football is about 70% self sufficient and if he comes back, it will be 100% self sufficient. He will be expected to ramp up corporate sponsorship of football which had been the hallmark of his first tenure as president.
The NFF announced Pinnick’s victory about an hour ago via a statement available on its twitter handle:
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) September 20, 2018
Meanwhile, congratulations have been pouring in for Pinnick. See some below:
Congratulations to Amaju Pinnick on his re-election as NFF President.Its another opportunity to reposition football and football administration in Nigeria.He must reignite interest in local league and rescue the hypnotized souls of Nigerians from EPL,La Liga,Seria A & Bundesliga.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) September 20, 2018
#NFFelections Amaju Pinnick elected for another term as NFF President.
Official NFF Electoral Committee result:
Amaju Pinnick – 34 votes.
Aminu Maigari – 8 votes.
Taiwo Ogunjobi – 2 votes.
Chinedu Okoye – 0 vote.
— Gidi Guy (@mrdarmi) September 20, 2018