Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - FIFA Vice President Jack Warner has resigned from his posts in international football, a statement from the world soccer's governing body said.
The statement said FIFA regrets the turn of events that have led to Mr Warner’s decision, adding that his resignation ''has been accepted by world football’s governing body, and his contribution to international football and to Caribbean football in particular and the CONCACAF confederation are appreciated and acknowledged''.
The statement added: ''Mr Warner is leaving FIFA by his own volition after nearly 30 years of service, having chosen to focus on his important work on behalf of the people and government of Trinidad and Tobago as a Cabinet Minister and as the Chairman of the United National Congress, the major party in his country’s coalition government.
''As a consequence of Mr Warner’s self-determined resignation, all Ethics Committee procedures against him have been closed and the presumption of innocence is maintained.''
Warner had been suspended over alleged bribery charges, ahead of the 1 June FIFA presidential election.
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