A new president has emerged in Nigeria Football Association (NFF).
Ibrahim Gusau from Zamfara State was elected as the new NFF president on Friday in Benin City, Edo State.
Gusau, who is Zamfara State Football Association Chairman was said to have polled a total of 21 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Seyi Akinwunmi, who got 12 votes.
The full results from the NFF election shows that three out of the 44 congress members did not vote with the contestants securing the following votes :Seyi Akinwunmi- 12 votes, Shehu Dikko- 6 votes, Ibrahim Gusau – 21 votes, Dr Emeruwa- 0 vote, Idah Peterside – 1 vote, Abba Abdullahi Yola- 1 vote and David-Buhari Doherty – 0 vote.
Earlier, one of the contestants for the NFF presidency, Idah Peterside had alleged vote buying during the election.
In a string of tweets by popular Nigerian Sport journalist, Osasu Obayiuwana, Peterside described Friday’s Benin City congress venue as a “vast crime scene”, where the votes of congress members are being bought, by his rivals, for thousands of US Dollars.”
Peterside who reportedly spoke with AipsAfrica President, Mitchell Obi, was quoted as saying “The @officialEFCC must be here, the police must be here, to arrest some people. Economic crimes are happening here. People are carrying bags, full of dollars, in front of you and distributing it, with no shame.
” When we went round in the night, to convince delegates to vote for me, they will tell that this delegate gave them $10,000… and this one is bringing $15,000 (to be voted as NFF President). Even those contesting for the board are doing similar things.”
More details to follow…..