June 22, 2021

AFN boss promises transparent election

June 10, 2021

As the election of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) slated for Monday, June 14 draws closer, incumbent president of the Federation, Engineer Ibrahim Shehu Gusau, has assured all contestants of a free and fair electoral process.

Gusau who is also vying for a second term in office said in the spirit of unity and oneness, interests of all contestants will be protected before and during the election.

Having suffered persecution for the better part of his first tenure due to unnecessary meddlesomeness within the sports family, Gusau said that he knows what it means to suffer injustice.

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“Let me assure all participants and contestants in the AFN election that it will be free and fair. The screening and electoral committees have been given a free hand to conduct the electoral process without fear or favour.

“AFN is one big family where all genuine stakeholders have a say. If we want to hit the ground running and avoid all unnecessary distractions, everybody must be on board”, Gusau said.

Gusau who doubles as president, Confederation of African Athletics Region II promised more events for home-grown athletes to aid their rapid development.

Following the conclusion of the CAA Region II championship, U20 meet, National trials and Grand Prix in Zaria recently, he promised more local and regional meets with a pledge to continue prioritising their welfare.

With the continued revival of athletics in Nigeria in the face of paucity of funds, he stated that efforts are in top gear to have a concrete plan to attract private sponsorship similar to the Puma deal.

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