Crisis rocking the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has refused to abate, as majority of the board members insist on removing their president, Ibrahim Gusau, who was elected on June 13.
While the AFN, the country’s second biggest sports federation, is still struggling for identity, Team England yesterday named 75 athletes as part of its contingent for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
The AFN has been swimming in crisis since that controversial election in Abuja. A new dimension was added to the crisis when Gusau and ‘his kitchen cabinet’ came out with a list of committees and their membership.
The development did not go down well with some other elected board members, who have vowed to ‘teach’ Gusau a bitter lesion.
One of the aggrieved board members, Brown Ebewele, a former commissioner for sports in Edo State, has embarked on a tour round the various zones, collecting signatures of people who will constitute the required number of delegates for an emergency congress.
The aggrieved members were said to have contacted both the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) and the world body (IAAF) on the need for emergency congress of AFN since Gusau was not forthcoming on how to resolve the crisis.
The two bodies, have given the members the go-ahead with the emergency congress.