Two-time board member Ibrahim Shehu Gusau has emerged the new President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) following an election fraught with intrigues and controversies, held at the Main Bowl of the Abuja National Stadium on Tuesday.
Gusau returned to the AFN board for the third time after amassing a landslide victory in which he defeated former African Triple Jump Champion Rosa Collins by 48 votes to 2, to take up the reins of leadership of the federation.
The path had already been cleared for the former Vice President after he was voted as representative of the North-West Zone in elections held earlier in the day.
He will be supported by Olamide George who polled 43 votes to beat five-time Olympian Mary Onyali to the post of Vice President. The two-time Olympic medalist could only secure three votes at the end of the day