On the matter of whether an NFF elective Congress was held in Katsina Today, there is now doubt it did, as there is no question as to whether incumbent President Amaju Pinnick raked in the votes and wining by a landslide.
What seem to be causing ripples though is – not the court injunction served to halt the congress – on a diabolic, historic record that stood until the election of 20th September, 2018.
There are those who would like to argue that no serving president had won a reelection – for good or bad.
Since the inception of the Apex football governing body in Nigeria; which has taken different names, organogram and still battles legitimacy, there has been 39 different heads; 7 of which were of the colonial nationality.
NB: Two served in acting capacities and a few more enthroned by the military.
There’s hardly been any concrete evidence, only sparse arguments that there once existed two individuals who served two terms, but this only certainly makes for an unending debate.
Thus, on the day when Pinnick beat (38 votes) both his predecessor Aminu Maigari (8 votes) and one-time General Secretary, Taiwo Ogunjobi (2 votes) and Chinedu Okoye (0 vote) – to win his reelection bid, the eternal question was once again posed, but only in a more defiant, cocksure manner.
Sports Journalist Oni Afolabi shared a tweet, crediting another (Mozez Praiz) with the said bold claim.
It had more retweets than perhaps the debate it should have otherwise sparked off among intellectual minds, given there aren’t
Readily available facts to back up nay or yea sayers.
Your MCM is not a jinx breaker after all @PinnickAmaju is not the first
It has happened twice
Late. Fr. Dennis Slattery returned as NFA President in 1957.
Then, presidency was a yearly affair.
Ibrahim Galadima did same in 2006 but didn’t see out his tenure.
Source- @Mpraiz pic.twitter.com/OiLT6AudFQ
— Oni Guarantor (@Guarantor2011) September 20, 2018