World Athletics, CAA Have Not Recognised Ibrahim Gusau As AFN President
By our Correspondent
Findings from routine checks show that the claim of affirmation by the Impeached Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Ibrahim Gusau by World Atheletic, WA and the Confederation of Africa Athletics, CAA, is completely false.
it could be recalled that the former president who was relieved of his position via impeachment by the majority of the AFN board members last year has since hijacked the password to the account of the AFN website, and social media platforms. with such moves,he has simply went in to change, manipulate and post information that suites his fancy including false fundings and marketing to the gullible public.
For instance, there is no way Pepple a non- staff of the Ministry can be Secretary General because it contravenes the provisions of the Code of Governance to which all federations subscribe to.
The Ministry appoints the treasurer and Secretary General. The AFN constitution which was adopted by its Congress in November 2017 via article 8.7.2 vested the power to appoint and remunerate the Secretary General of the federation in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.
The Federal Government of Nigeria funds the activities of the AFN and 37 other sports federations established under the laws of Nigeria and each federation is run by its elected board members in accordance with its constitution without any form of interference.
The authentic Secretary General is Adeniyi Beyioku
The WA has been kept fully abreast of development and also CAA over board developments which members are left to resolve. If unresolved the laid down process is very clear – a fact finding mission.
Reliable sources reveal that the Ministry is about filing a strongly worded petition to World Athletics on behalf of the Nigerian government on the recent violations of the code of governance and the use of its website to perpetrate unwholesome acts.
The Ministry an insider insists will not recognize or work with Gusau or Sunday Adeleye. The source said the federal government is determined to pursue this case to a logical conclusion.
Gusau has sued the federal government and the ministry over his impeachment. In less two years Gusau has been impeached twice. In 2019 June it took the Ministry to rescue him from being impeached by the same board members.
The Ministry, sources revealed has asked Gusau to account for government funds he received on behalf of AFN for various tournaments and championships. It is government and public funds and he must account for them.
He must also account for when and how he spent thousands of dollars from the IAAF (now WA) overpayment saga which he ought not to have touched.