The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, on Friday affirmed Ibrahim Gusau as the President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.
The court dismissed the appeal filed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development challenging the ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which recognised Gusau as the AFN president, saying it lacked merit.
Justice A. I. Chikere of the Federal High Court 3, Abuja Division, had July 1 nullified Gusau’s suspension and impeachment by the board of AFN loyal to the federation’s vice president Olamide George, and recognised Gusau as president of the AFN.
The court also set aside all other actions taken by the AFN faction led by George, while also nullifying his (George’s) appointment as AFN president.
The sports ministry, however, filed for stay of execution and appealled the ruling.
The Appeal Court, however, struck out the stay of execution July 29, after the sports ministry withdrew the application and reserved judgment for a later date after hearing the appeal by the ministry.