The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has hailed the outgoing President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, for sacrificing his third term ambition, which he is entitled to, for the progress of the federation.
The position of the Man of God was contained in a statement signed by his media aide, Osho Oluwatosin, on Thursday.
In it, Primate Ayodele described Pinnick as a good administrator who has done well and laid down a good precedent, which will outlive him even after his tenure expires.
The Man of God explained that the right person for the job is a Northerner as he foresees better outing for the Nigeria Football Federation if that happens.
He also mentioned that football is one of the things that has kept Nigeria united and for the sake of Nigeria’s unity, a Northerner should become the next president of the federation.
Ayodele said: “The outgoing President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has done well and laid down a good precedent, he is a good administrator and has done greatly by stepping aside and sacrificing his third term ambition to support the right candidate for the job.
“This act of his will definitely outlive him even after the expiration of his tenure as the federation’s president.
“The right person for the job of the NFF president is a northerner, the northerners will make Nigerian football better than it is at the moment.
“Football is one of the things that keep Nigeria united and for the sake of Nigeria’s unity.
“A northerner should succeed Amaju Pinnick.
“I urge him to support a northerner to become the next NFF president.”