Kebbi poll: Gusau re-elected as AFN boss

Ibrahim Gusau

ENGINEER Ibrahim Shehu Gusau was on Monday re-elected as president, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) at the 2021 elective congress held in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.

Gusau polled 20 votes while Uche Muoma polled only two votes from the 22 delegates present at the venue as he emerged the favoured candidate to lead the Federation for the next four years.

For the first Vice President, North West Zonal Representative, Sunday Omotayo Adeleye got 15 votes, to emerge winner ahead of Solomon Abari who had four votes while Patrick Estate polled three votes.

For the second Vice President position, Nneka Ikem Anibeze polled 13 points ahead of Esther Hindi Mallim who polled eight votes while Janet Wilson had one vote.

Patrick Estate (South East), Dr Paul I Wakama (South South), Solomon Abari (North East) and Vitalis Lashimi North Central all emerged from their zones as representatives.

Other members of the board include Olu Sule who is a representative of the technical officials and coaches alongside Moses Suleiman as athletes’ representative.

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In his acceptance speech, Gusau thanked the delegates for their support in making his first term a success while counting on their continued support for the next four years.

“This is really humbling. I will like to thank all the delegates for finding time to come to Kebbi in the face of intimidation.

“We call on everybody to join hands with us to build athletics because the 14 of us cannot do it alone.

He revealed that, “Very soon, we will be constituting Commissions to oversee the daily affairs of the Federation while we have time to face other serious matters.”