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Amaju Pinnick on Tuesday emerged as the new president of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) after winning the general elections held in Warri,Delta State.

Pinnick will now be taking over from Aminu Maigari as the new leader of the NFF for the next four years.

Two rounds of voting were needed to determine the clear winner of the elections after Pinnick got 29 votes out of the 44 accredited delegates,but it was not enough to secure a two-third victory.

However,in the run-off between former general secretary of the NFF,Taiwo Ogunjobi,Dominic Iorfa and Pinnick,it was the latter who got the votes again that saw him emerge triumphant.

This time,Pinnick got 32 votes while Iorfa got 8 and Ogunjobi got just four votes.

The NFF election did not go down without any controversy,there was mild drama before the elections started when Iorfa produced a list alleging that the winner of the elections have been decided already.

Also one of the presidential candidates for the elections,Shehu Dikko dramatically did not make it to Warri,venue of the elections,with reports that he was being held in Abuja by security officials.

Meanwhile chairman of the Electoral committee Samson Ebohme was arrested before he was later released

And after all these intrigues,Pinnick will now take the mantle of saddling Nigeria's football for the next four years.

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Is this good or bad for Keshi?
Pinnick once criticised Keshi's choice of players that he invites to the national team,and also lashed out at Keshi when Nigeria lost to France at the 2014 World Cup tournament. The coming days will determine if both captains can sail in the same ship.
 
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