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Pinnick: I’m Not Interested In Another Term

The Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick said on Friday he would not stand for re-election in September, ending speculation about his future ahead of a highly-anticipated vote.

Pinnick has already served two terms as president so will not stand in those polls, but a section of his supporters want him to extend his term beyond 2022.

Speaking on Arise Television, Pinnick said that he will hand over power to a new generation after 10 years in office.

“I’m eligible to run according based on the status. Do I want to run ?, It’s a no no, my family is very key to me , they said it’s taking a toll on me and the family. They believed that I’ve done my best and it’s time to move on . It’s a regrettable decision, but it’s the best “, he told Arise TV.

For the last few weeks, Pinnick has been heavily criticized by some fans after Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Pinnick won the second four-year mandate in 2018 during an elective congress that was held in Katsina State.

He rose through the ranks in Delta State before taking Chairman of the DSFA position, where he secured his second term in 2012, unopposed during the elections.

He was the Vice Chairman of the DSFA in 2003 and always remained prominent in the Delta football fraternity, which helped him win NFF president in 2014.

He is set to become the first person ever to serve two consecutive terms. Ibrahim Galadima won re-election in 2006, but was forced to resign soon after.


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