Former Senate Committee chairman on Pensions, Aloysius Etuk, was the major casualty in last weekend’s rescheduled elections into the Akwa Ibom Football Association as former Nigerian international Friday Ekpo won to represent his zone.
The elections which came on the back heels of crisis in the state FA following disagreements over the conduct of polls in July saw chairman of pro league side, Akwa Starlet, Emman Ibah getting the votes of 26 of the 38 delegates to emerge the winner in the first ballot.
Ibah resigned his position as chairman of the Normalization Committee set up by the NFF to organize election into the Board to contest the position of chairman.
Etok himself polled 12 votes to emerge a distant second with ex Calabar Rovers star, Aniefiok Ekarika receiving no vote with another Nigerian ex international James Etokobe also failing to get the nod to represent his zone in the Board.
Commending the new executive a representative of the NFF President and chairman of Zamfara State FA, Alhaji Mohammed Gusau commended the commitment of football stakeholders in the state in ensuring that peace returned to football in the area.
Gusau who is also the chairman of State FA chairmen in the country urged the new chairman to work towards achieving his campaign promises and ensure that the views of those with zeal for the development of football are not disregarded.
Earlier, the chairman of the state Normalization Committee, Mr Iboro Udom had recalled that previous elections into the FA Board were cancelled by the NFF following several petitions alleging non compliance with the provisions of the NFF statutes.
Under the committee Football Councils in charge of the 31 local councils of the state were elected and inaugurated while a state league competition was also organised to select the state representative for the Nationwide League.


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