THE Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) today welcomed Ibrahim Musa Gusau on as the 40th President of the football governing body in Nigeria.
The election which was held at NFF’s 78th Elective Congress in Benin, Edo State had Gusau polling 21 votes to beat his nearest contender, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who had only 12 votes.
Chairman of League Management Committee, Shehu Dikko, came third in the election with a total of six votes.
It will be recalled that on Thursday morning, a ruling by the Court of Appeal had given an order for a stay-of-execution of an ex parte injunction secured a fortnight ago to stop the elections, meaning that the coast was clear for the contest for the NFF presidency by 10 individuals and dozen other notable persons jostling for seats on the federation’s Executive Committee.
The 10 candidates who were to participate in the election to determine the next NFF’s president were current vice presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Mallam Shehu Dikko, and current Executive Committee members, Ibrahim Gusau and Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande.
Other people who were verified for the presidential position were the immediate past General Secretary, Musa Amadu and Head of Safety and Security of the Confederation of African Football, Christian Emeruwa, Mouktar Mohammed, former Nigeria international, Peterside Idah, Abba Yola and UK-based David-Buhari Doherty.