Members of one of the factions of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria have claimed to have suspended the AFN president Ibrahim Gusau.
The president was suspended at one of the parallel board meetings of the AFN held in Abuja on Tuesday.
But board members, who met in Awka, Anambra State, passed a vote of confidence in Gusau.
Among them are Olamide George, Gabriel Okon, DIG Sani Mohammed, Rosa Collins, Brown Ebewele, Himal Charles and Tafida Gadzama.
“George is now our acting president pending when we will complete the investigation of Gusau,” a source in the meeting told our correspondent on the telephone.
“We met at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Package A and suspended Gusau over several allegations of gross misconduct, abuse of power and mismanagement of funds.”
Meanwhile, sources in the board meeting held in Awka told our correspondent that Sunday Adeleye has offered to resign as the Technical Director of the AFN.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, earlier ordered Gusau to remove Adeleye as the AFN’s TD.
When Gusau refused to comply with the minister’s initial directive, the MYSD issued another letter on Monday, declaring that Adeleye had lost his slot on the AFN board.
According to the letter addressed to the AFN Secretary-General, Adeleye’s removal as the Athletes’ Representatives on the AFN board was necessitated by a petition signed by 137 athletes.
The athletes were said to have accused Adeleye of financial misappropriations in the course of his official duty.
But the pro-Gusau/Adeleye faction claimed that the signatures were that of athletes who initially signed to apply for Identity Cards under the defunct Track and Field Athletes Union of Nigeria.