Ibrahim Gusau, chairman of chairmen within the instant previous board anchored by Amaju Pinnick has emerged the brand new president of the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF).
He’s the thirty sixth particular person to occupy the seat since Henry Augustus Porter, the founding president of the soccer physique on 21 August 1933.
In an election stuffed with drama and characterised by spate of withdrawals, Gusau had 21 votes as in opposition to the 12 by Seyi Akinwunmi, six by Shehu Dikko and one every for Idah Peterside and Abba Yola. Following a spate of withdrawals solely seven out of the unique 11 contested.
Days in the past, Amanze Uchegbulam withdrew. On the election floor, different withdrawals adopted leaving solely seven to contest.
The duo of Dr. Christian Emeruwa and David Buhari Doherty had no vote.
Because the lead candidate, Gusau wanted yet another vote to satisfy up with the electoral requirement, voting had to enter second poll which was to see Seyi Akinwunmi and Dikko squaring up in opposition to Gusau.
Each withdrew and Idah Peterside who had only a vote was left to face Gusau within the rerun.
This time, it was a landslide victory. There have been 41 votes. Gusau polled 39 and Peterside had a vote. One different vote was invalidated.
The brand new NFF boss additionally defeated Abba Yola, a prime authorities official and Chief of Workers to Nigeria Minister of Youth and Sports activities improvement and Nigerian ex-international Peterside Idah.
The winner scored a complete of 39 votes, after second spherical of voting.
Gusau has now succeeded former president Pinnick, who left the submit after eight years accountable for the nation’s home amidst controversies laced with many down time efficiency.