Nigerian’s lone member of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, Habu Gumel, defeated incumbent Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, President, Sani Ndanusa, to become the new leader of the body in the elections held this week.
Ndanusa, a former Minister of Sports became the NOC president four years ago when he beat the then incumbent leader of the committee, Gumel, to the position.
In the polls supervised by former Nigeria Football Federation President, Ibrahim Galadima, Gumel got 19 votes to Ndanusa’s 17 to become the new NOC president.
In other results, incumbent Secretary General, Tunde Popoola, polled 17 votes to Banji Oladapo’s 16 to retain his position, Johnny Hamakin also beat Dans Adokie (3) and Gbenga Ashiru (8) to the Deputy Secretary General’s position.
Vanguard’s Tony Ubani retained his position as the NOC’s Public Relations Officer by beating Mrs. N. Nwankwo by 31 votes to five, while Bappa Aliyu Misau defeated Prof. A. Makanjuola by 17 votes to 16.