Finally, Tony Okowa has been recognised as the duly elected AFN President by the World Athletics. The controversies surrounding world athletics for some time now could be brought to an end knowing fully well that Tony Okowa has been fully recognised by World Athletics.
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.
It should be noted before the official recognition of Okowa as AFN president by WA, the global athletics body had sent the password for the official email of the federation and correspondence between both bodies to his camp. The Gusau-led group was previously in the custody of the password.
While Okowa has continued to enjoy the backing of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, he also led the AFN delegation to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The Okowa-led AFN also presented Nigeria representatives for the WA U-20 Athletics Championships, which begins in Nairobi Kenya on Wednesday.