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NFF Crisis: Dalung Insists On Court Judgement, Describes Osinbajo’s Intervention As Temporary



Dalung Call For Support Of Nigerians For NFF

Solomon Dalung, minister for sports, has reacted to the intervention by Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, which helped saved Nigeria from the suspension of FIFA on Monday.

Recall that FIFA had threatened to suspend Nigeria from all activities after Amaju Pinnick-led executive board was denied the chance to carry out there duties at the NFF.

The suspension was averted after the Vice-President, sent a letter to FIFA, declaring that the Federal Government supports the Pinnick-led board, as reported earlier by News Nigeria.

Contrary to Osinbajo’s move, Dalung in a press statement on Tuesday, stated that the issue cannot be sorted out in a short term, stating that the issue has a subsisting judgement of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

This crisis cannot be solved with a temporary measure or scratched on the surface. The intervention of the Vice President should not be viewed as different from an attempt to abate an escalating situation.

“As a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, who took oath of office to protect and defend the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I will prefer to stand with the Rule of Law instead of the opinion of men.

“I want to appeal to Nigerians to remain calm and give support to the NFF Elders Stakeholders Reconciliation Committee which is made up of reputable past presidents and General Secretaries of the NFF with vast knowledge, experience and competence to resolve this crisis once and for all.

“We are a constitutional democracy and the doctrine of separation of powers is the foundation of democratic experience, therefore, the Rule of Law is the only mechanism that guarantees liberty and freedom of citizens.

“This administration was elected on the change mantra meaning that impunity has no accommodation anywhere, so Nigerians must learn to believe and practice the doctrine of the Rule of Law. I believe we shall overcome this if we remain within the confines and dictates of the laws of our country.

“As we celebrate Sallah, let’s remain law-abiding citizens,” Dalung said.

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