The wait is over as elections into some of the sports federations were held on Thursday amidst confrontations by some candidates held at the MKO Abiola National Stadium Abuja.
Earlier today, the National Table Tennis Federation zonal election as an accredited delegate from Cross River state has been whisked away by the police.
It was gathered that the accredited delegate whisked away by the police, is the Commissioner for Sports 1, whose name was given as, Ekanem Ekpeyong from Cross River state.
Ekpeyong was physically manhandled and dispossessed of his phone and some undisclosed sum of money.
It was learnt that the brain behind Ekpeyong’s arrest is interested in clinching a ticket to the board of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation NTTF, and had come to the MKO Abiola National Stadium with three vehicles allegedly loaded with thugs to ensure his antagonist is barred from the election.
However, As at press time, seventeen federations out of 33 have fully conducted their elections held at the MKO Abiola NA with more results expected to be released.
The Secretary General of Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) Zone 3, Engineer Musa Nimrod has been re-elected President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation while Mr Uyiosa Akpata emerged as the Nigeria Cricket Federation president.
Former Deputy Governor of Nasarawa state, Hon Silas Agara has been re-elected President of Karate Federation of Nigeria (KFN and he will be supported by Dr Bello Omololu who will serve as the Vice President of the Federation.
In the same vein, Samuel Ocheho has been re-elected as the President of the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN)
Ocheho defeated his opponent Mr. Saidu Jibril Ojih 7-6 to emerge as president of the nation’s handball governing body and he will have Alhaji Bala Aminu Bodinga as his vice president.
Also, the Director-General of the National council for Arts and culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has emerged Nigeria Golf Federation while a former director of Grassroots sports development, federal Ministry of youth and Sports Development, Ademola Are is now Rugby federation president.
Similarly, Dr. Ibrahim Abdul has the weightlifting federation president while Abdullahi Saidu has been elected as the new president of Nigeria Taekwondo Federation.
Simon Nkom has equally emerged as the Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF) as he polled maximum 11 votes to emerge the President while Giandomenico Massari has also returned unopposed as the president of Cycling Federation of Nigeria while Ago Habu was voted in as his vice unopposed.
A former Vice-President of Nigeria Judo Federation (NJF), Musa Oshodi has emerged as president of the federation after polling 12 votes to win the election unopposed while Kelvin Ehizigie was elected as the president of the Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria,
Former Chief of Army Staff, Gen Kenneth Miminah has been voted in as the president of the boxing federation while in the Nigeria Tennis Federation, Dayo Akindoju has been returned to continue with the administration of the sport.
Engineer Ishaku Tikon was returned as the president of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation and Daniel Igali also returned as president of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation while Boye Oyerinde retained his position as the president of the Nigeria Squash Rackets Federation.