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Ibrahim Gusau elected new NFF President

Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau has been elected the new President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Alhaji Gusau, in the first ballot, polled 21 votes to finish first ahead of former Ist Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, who got 12 votes, while the erstwhile League Management Committee (LMC) Chairman, Shehu Dikko garnered just six votes.

Peteside Idah and Abbah Yola received one vote each.

Mr Idah called for a rerun, while other contestants, Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko, stepped down for Gusau.

At the rerun, Gusau polled 39 votes while Idah got one vote.

Gusau, an ex-member of the NFF, was elected during the Annual General Assembly of the football house in Benin City on Friday.

He replaces Amaju Pinnick as the new president of the NFF.

Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Tony Okerafor