Gusau Elected AFN President For Another 4 years As Adeleye, Anibeze Emerge As VPs
Written by Boom Radio on June 14, 2021
Engr Ibrahim Shehu Gusau has been re-elected President of the Athletics Federation at the 2021 Elective Congress held in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state today Monday June 14th 2021.
He polled 20 votes while Uche Muoma got two votes from the 22 delegates present at the venue.
For the post of 1st Vice President, North West Zonal Representative, Sunday Omotayo Adeleye got 15 votes, to emerge winner ahead of Solomon Abari who had 4 votes and Patrick Estate with 3 votes.
For the 2nd Vice President’s role, Nneka Ikem Anibeze polled 13 points ahead of Esther Hindi Mallim who came a close second with 8 votes while Janet Wilson was third with 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.
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 4 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.” He thanked World Athletics and the Confederation of African Athletics for their continued support as he hopes for stronger ties with the two bodies he concluded.