‘Anointed’ Sani Zubairu New NRA President, Main Rival Omeiza Back As Secretary General
Sani Zubairu, who has been endorsed by NFF President Ibrahim Gusau and by extension his caucus, has been elected as new President of the Nigeria Referees Association (NRA), while his main rival for the top post, Suleiman Omeiza, stepped down to retain the position of Secretary General.
Sani Zubairu ‘FIFA’ from Bauchi State (PICTURED right) polled 53 votes at the NRA Elective Congress in Ilorin, Kwara State, Daniel Olokor did not get a vote, while one vote was declared void.
The retired FIFA referee was Deputy President of the past administration.
His mandate is for four years.
Omeiza, who enjoys the backing of the outgoing NRA President Tade Azeez and a camp that includes former NFF Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi, stepped down from the Presidential race on Manifesto Night on the eve of Saturday’s Elections.
He was unopposed as several key positions were also.
RESULTS OF THE 2023 NRA ELECTIVE CONGRESS HELD AT BOVINA HOTEL AND SUITES, ILORIN, KWARA STATE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 29,2023.
Post: National Welfare Officer
Candidate: Barrister Amuzie Innocent
Post: National Publicity Secretary
Candidate: Chukwudi Ejimotor
Post:National Deputy Training Officer
Candidate: Shuaibu Aminu Shantali
Post:National Training Officer
Candidate: Serah Jumoke Adebisi Odeniran
Post: National Deputy Financial Secretary
Candidate: Mohammed Odihili
Post: National Financial Secretary
Comrade Jibrin K. Bancir -43 votes
Alhaji Salman Fowomola – 11 votes
Post: National Treasurer
Candidate: Isa Muhammed
Post: Assistant Secretary General
Candidate:Fidelis Akinyemi Fabidun
Post: Deputy Secretary General
Candidate: Col. Achikasim Chidi Nicholas
Post: Secretary General
Candidate: Dr.Suleiman Omeiza Usman
Post: National Vice President 2
Candidate: Ibrahim Umar Fagge
Post: National Vice President 1
Candidate: Emmanuel Edekin Imiere
Post: National Deputy President
Kelechi Mejuobi- 43 votes
David Egho -10 votes
Void vote -1
Sani Zubairu FIFA(Rtd) – 53 votes
Elder Daniel Olokor -0 votes