World Athletics has not recognized Gusau. He is manipulating website content.
By our reporters
Due diligence checks have revealed that the affirmation claims by Impeached President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Ibrahim Gusau is an outright false.
Gusty who was unanimously impeached many weeks ago by AFN had on Thursday claimed endorsement by the world athletics body.
A reliable source who spoke to our correspondent revealed that the former President has since hijacked the password to the account of AFN, and has change information that suites him at will.
The source, an insider within the federation said, “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 renumerate 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 World athletic bidy 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.”
In a bid to ensure right processes are followed, Blueprint understands that the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is set to file 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.
Already, Gusau has been mandated to account for government funds he received on behalf of AFN for various tournaments and championships.