Following a successful reelection as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has to shoulder more responsibilities, says the Chairman of Kano State Sports Council and former Chairman of the then Nigeria Football Association, Alhaji. Ibrahim Galadima
Pinnick and other members of his board including Vice Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Sheu Dikko recorded landslide victories at the NFF elective congress held in Katsina on Thursday.
The former Delta State FA Chairman polled 34 out of 44 votes to emerge victorious over Aminu Maigari (8 votes),Taiwo Ogunjobi (2 votes) and Chinedu Okoye (0 vote) while Seyi Akinwunmi also retuned as VP1 with an impressive 41 votes against Dele Ajayi who managed two votes.
In the wake of the much talked about election, Galadima believes Pinnick needs a peace keeping mission first, in order to have a successful second tenure in office.
“You need peace to run football and no one needs that more than Amaju Pinnick now.
“The responsibility is now on him to bring everybody together, especially those who lost and fell out, as one body that will fulfil his mandate.” Galadima told naijafootballplus.com during the grand finale of a Kano SWAN handball competition at the indoor hall of the Sanni Abacha Stadium, Kano.
In a separate chat with journalists at the same venue, the national President of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Com. Honour Sirawoo reechoed the sentiments of Galadima, calling all parties to embrace peace and move Nigerian football forward.
“Whatever will bring permanent peace to Nigerian football should be supported. We are glad about this result and we will be more happy if the recent crisis that rocked out football will not resurface again.” Sirawoo pointed out.