LIVE FROM BENIN, EDO STATE
Ibrahim Musa Gusau has been elected as the new president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Abbeylivenetwork.com exclusively reports.
Gusau was voted into the position at the federation’s committee election held in Benin on Friday.
The Zamfara-born football administrator defeated nine other contestants to emerge as the successor of Amaju Pinnick.
He gathered 39 out of 40 votes in the re-run election after all the candidates had initially failed to meet the 22 votes requirements.
Gusau had earlier managed 21 votes followed by Seyi Akinwunmi who got 12 and Shehu Dikko with 6 and a lone vote for Peterside Idah.
Akinwunmi and Dikko, however, stepped down from the re-run election except for Idah.
During the election, Felix Anyansi-Agwu, chairman of Enyimba FC, was voted in as the first vice-president of the NFF.
Anyasi-Agwu, who polled 23 votes, defeated Obinna Ogba (8 votes) to replace Seyi Akinwunmi as the number two person in the glass house, while Yusuf ‘Fresh’ Ahmed was elected as chairman of chairmen.
Ahmed secured 37 from 41 votes to become the chairman of chairmen.
Other Committee members for different zones are about to be concluded by the Nigeria Football Federation Election committee.