Giwa Fails to Show up at NFF


Chris Giwa failed to actualise his vow to resume at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) secretariat as the validly elected president yesterday as the tension about Nigerian football refused to douse.

Giwa was arrested and detained briefly by the Divisional Police Officer of Wuse Zone 3 Police Station, Abuja, Superintendent Irek Sunday when he visited the NFF office last Friday.

The Jos-based club proprietor went to the Glass House after the football house management was served a court order emanating from Justice Musa Kurya of Jos High Court, purportedly annulling the September 30 election in Warri, which produced Amaju Pinnick as the NFF President.

Giwa claimed that all court orders since 2014 legitimised his claim that he was validly elected by the congress at the August 26 election at Chida Hotel, Abuja, which was declared invalid by international football body, FIFA.

On the strength of that he said he would resume to uphold his mandate monday.
That was before he was arrested for trespassing.

While the NFF secretariat was cordoned off by police monday, Giwa and his factional board was reported to have held a parallel meeting at a location in Gwarimpa, a suburb of Abuja.