The former president of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, has declared that he is no longer interested in returning as NFF President even though he desirous of getting justice over his unlawful impeachment and protracted five-year-long court battle.
Abdulllahi, who was impeached in 2010 is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside Amanze Uchegbulam, Bolaji Ojo-Oba and Taiwo Ogunjobi for offences bordering on conspiracy and breach of due process which contravene public procurement act over purchase of two buses.
The former NFF top officials were accused by the EFCC to have breached due process in the purchase of two Marcopolo buses in a 10-count charge when they were first arraigned in October 2010.
Lulu stated this while responding to questions at his home town, Idah after the finals of the 2015 “I must at this point appreciate everyone who has been standing by me in the face of my predicament since the injustice I suffered in 2010. I believe in justice and those who for their desperate interests to sabotage our efforts and truncated our passionate visions will meet their doom and know no peace,” Abdullahi told media.
“However, at this point, I wish to state categorically that I’m not interested in returning as NFF. I have had the chance and never left anything at the Glass House. Though, I was aggrieved with how I was illegally impeached by those who we trusted to have shared in the visions of developing the game.
“Football is a game I love with passion and my achievements when I was the NFF president before I was forcefully impeached are still very visible and there for everyone to see. Nobody can disclaim the fact that we did revive the game from its dead state,” he said.