Ibrahim Gusau has been elected as the new President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), http://aclsports.com reports.
Ibrahim Musa Gusau emerged as Amaju Pinnick’s successor at the 79th Annual General Assembly and Elective Congress that took place in Benin, Edo state on Friday.
After the RERUN contest.
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Ibrahim Gusau – 39 Votes.
Peterside Idah – 1 Vote.
Ibrahim Gusau has emerged as the new Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President. pic.twitter.com/AZMLrjk0QP
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Gasau, who served as the chairman of chairmen in the last Executive board, becomes the new head of Nigeria’s football governing body after Pinnick’s eight years rein.
Although there was uncertainty as regards the election going ahead after an Abuja Federal High Court order, however, 24 hours before the election, an Appeal Court in Abuja ordered the stay of execution of the lower court injunction.
ALL SET FOR NFF ELECTIONS!
I was on Sports Tonight on @channelstv last night to talk about the furore surrounding the NFF Elections. Noteworthy that I expected something to be done between yesterday and today which was done.
"It is very important that we have this elections…" pic.twitter.com/vQ8XRARboN
— Fisayo Dairo (@FisayoDairo) September 29, 2022
The Pinnick-led board of the NFF was officially dissolved before the election was conducted on Friday, at the congress to pave way for the new administration to take charge of Nigerian football.
Gasau was unable to secure 21 percent of the 44 votes that were counted as required by NFF statutes. The election then went into a rerun.
Shortly before the rerun, other contestants including Seyi Akinwumi, Shehu Dikko stepped down from the election, while former Nigeria international Peterside Idah opted to stand for the rerun.
Gasau, however, went on to win the rerun election with a landslide victory. He secured 39 votes out of the 41 that were counted, Idah got one while one was invalid. Gusau currently serves as the chairman of the Zamfara Football Association and he is also a CAF committee member.
Meanwhile, Enyimba chairman Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu emerged as the First Vice-president of the Federation, beating Senator Obinna Ogba from Ebonyi State. Anyansi-Agwu got 23 votes, Ogba got 8 and 10 were invalid.
The elective congress went accordingly and was witnessed by CAF and FIFA officials.
NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD IN FULL:
Ibrahim Musa Gusau – President
Felix Anyansi-Agwu – First Vice President
Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’ – Chairman of Chairmen
Rt Hon. Margaret Icheen – North Central
Alhaji Babagana Kalli & Timothy Henman – North East
Alhaji Sharif Rabiu Inuwa – North West
Rt. Hon. Essien Udofot & Aisha Falode – South South
Sunday Dele-Ajayi & Ganiyu Majekodunmi – South West
South-East – Suspended