The president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria ( AFN) Chief Tonobok Okowa has emerged as the president of the African Athletics Region, West African (Zone 2).
In the election which was conducted in Ghana on Saturday, Okowa confronted challengers from Senegal, Togo and the Benin Republic.
The contestants are Vierin DeGon of the Benin Republic, Tchanile Salifuo Falilatou (Togo), and Oually Sara (Senegal).
At the end of the election, the Nigerian sports administrator garnered 9 votes to defeat Vierin De Gon the closest opponent who has 6 votes.
Apart from winning the regional presidential position the victory also earned him the position of the Vice-President of the Confederation of African Athletics ( CAA).
Okowa, who is the Chairman of Delta Sports Commission, was elected AFN President in 2021.