14 June 2021 by Grace Namiji
Engr Ibrahim Shehu Gusau has been re-elected President of the Athletics Federation at the 2021 Elective Congress held in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state on Monday June 14.
He polled 20 votes while Uche Muoma got just 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 1st Vice President, North West Zonal Representative, Sunday Omotayo Adeyeye 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 role, Nneka Ikem polled 13 points ahead of Esther Hindi Mallim who came close with 8 votes while Janet Wilson managed 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, Engr 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 the World Athletics and the Confederation of African Athletics for their continued support as he hopes for stronger ties with the two bodies.