World Athletics Confirms Okowa-led AFN, Reject Gusau Board

The World Athletics has confirmed Tonobok Okowa as the officially recognised President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

Punch newspaper reports that the world Athletics body confirmed Okowa’s choice in an email to it.

“World Athletics has received information from both elections and based on the information provided, we are now working with the board elected in Abuja.

“The meeting in Abuja was attended by the most voting members plus the National Olympic Committee, and is the board with whom the National Olympic Committee dealt with for the purposes of entering its team to the Olympic Games,” WA Head of Communications, Nicole Jeffery, said in a statement.

World Athletics’ declaration puts an end to the leadership crisis that has rocked the AFN since 2019, which led to parallel elections in Abuja and Kebbi on June 14, which produced Okowa and incumbent Gusau as presidents.

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