A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos this afternoon annulled the elections into the board of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, conducted on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 in Abuja.

In his ruling that lasted for 27 minutes, the presiding Judge, Okon Abang, said a suit filed against holding the elections was before the court, which issued an order that the elections should not be held until the case before the court was determined. The Judge held that the NFF was also served the court order to maintain the status quo, yet the FA went ahead to conduct the elections.

In view of this, Justice Abang declared the elections null and void. He also ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ogbonna Onovo to arrest Alhaji Aminu Maigari, the President of the NFF and other elected members parading themselves as official of the NFF.

In addition, he ordered the Federal Ministry of Youth & Sports to appoint most senior administrative officers of the NFF to run the affairs of the federation pending the time fresh elections will be conducted.

—Akin Kuponiyi