Amaju Pinnick from Delta State has emerged as the new President of the Nigeria Football Federation after the Electoral Congress that was held in Warri, Delta State voted him in Tuesday afternoon.
Elections started two hours behind schedule as most delegates failed to show up on time at the Golden Tulip Hotels.
After the count of votes which was concluded at 3.36 pm, Amaju secured 25 votes to come tops ahead of Taiwo Ogunjobi who garnered nine votes. Dominic Iorfa had six votes, Amanze Uchegbulam had four votes while the duo of Mike Umeh and Abba Yola had no votes.
However, there was no clear winner. 29 votes needed to get two-thirds majority forcing the elections to go into a re-run which Amaju claimed by Simple Majority.
Amaju had 32 votes while Dominic Iorfa from Benue State only had eight votes. Coming third was Taiwo Ogunjobi from Osun State who claimed just four votes on Tuesday.
There was drama aplenty at the election venue as one of the contestants, Dominic Iorfa had claimed that the election had been decided beforehand and went on to produce what was the ‘outcome’ of the polls.
The Electoral Committee stated that absentee candidates would be taken off the ballot and it was this rule that disqualified Shehu Dikko who could not make it to Warri.
Meanwhile, Sheyi Akinwunmi from Lagos State is the new 1st Vice President of the new NFF board.