By Sedara Oluwadara
Ibrahim Musa Gusau has emerged as the new President of the Nigeria Football Federation.
At the NFF Elective Congress held in Benin City, Edo State on Friday, Gusau first pulled 21 out of the 43 votes cast to finish ahead of the other aspirants seeking to take over from Amaju Pinnick.
However, he was unable to meet the statutory 51% required; a development that necessitated the call for a re-run.
While Seyi Akinwunmi, Shehu Dikko and Abba Yola all stepped down in the RERUN contest, ex-international Peterside Idah didn’t step down.
At the end of the day, Gusau recorded a grand slide victory as he pulled 39 out of the valid 40 votes to become the 40th President of the Nigeria Football Federation.
Gusau was one of the three members from the last executive board that contested in Friday’s election with Dikko and Akinwunmi the other two.
He was the Chairman of all states’ FA Chairmen.
Gusau is a CAF committee member and the Zamfara FA Chairman. He isn’t an ex-international but has been involved in administering football in his state and Nigeria.
Gusau believes the NFF needs fresh breath and blood at the helm of affairs.
He boasts of uplifting the national teams with proper talent discovery. “My plan once elected is to see that the Nigerian Football League is developed and attractive to sponsors.”