President of the Zamfara State Football Association Ibrahim Gusau has emerged the new President of the Nigeria Football Football Federation in the election held in Benin on Friday.
Gusau, who was the Chairman of Chairmen, defeated seven other aspirants to emerge the new NFF chairman after two rounds of ballot.
He takes over from Amaju Pinnick who spent two terms of four years each in office as the president of the NFF.
After the first ballot ,Gusau had 21 votes to lead former NFF 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi who polled 12 voted, while former 2nd VP Shehu Dikko polled six votes. Ex-international Peterside Idah and Abba Yola had one vote each while Head of CAF Safety & Security Christian Emeruwa and Doherty David-Buhari had no votes.
Immediate past NFF Secretary General Musa Amadu, Mouktar Ahmed and Suleiman Kwande had withdrawn from the contest before the election for the seat of president commenced.
After the first round of voting, Gusau was deemed not to have won after failing to secure the need 50 per cent + 1 (22) votes, taking the polls to second ballot. All the candidates with one vote and above were eligible to contest.
The second ballot however saw all the contestants apart of Idah stepping down.
After the second ballot, Gusau polled 39 votes against Idah’s one vote to emerge the new NFF president, while one vote was declared void.