Gumel first emerged as NOC President in 2001, and he served two consecutive phrases till 2010 ahead of returning once more in 2014

The incumbent president of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Habu Gumel, has received any other time period in place of work.

The 73-year-old beat his closet challenger Sani Ndanusa in a keenly contested election in Jalingo, Taraba State, on Thursday.

While Mr Gumel collected 21 votes, Mr Ndanusa was once shut with 19 votes to his title.

The newest victory has earned Mr Gumel an astonishing 5th time period in place of work, a construction some within the sports activities circles are averse to.

Mr Gumel first emerged as NOC President in 2001, and he served two consecutive phrases till 2010.

His push for a 3rd consecutive time period was once unsuccessful, having been crushed through Mr Ndanusa, who took over as president from 2010 to 2014.

Gumel did go back after Mr Ndanusa’s transient reign, profitable any other back-to-back time period from 2014 to 2022.

The newest victory manner Mr Gumel will probably be taking part in a 5th time period in place of work as NOC president.

Biography

As contained in his biography on Olympedia, Mr Gumel turned into an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member in 2009 and served at the IOC for 10 years, ahead of being named an Honorary Member.

His foray into sports activities management began with the Nigerian Volleyball Federation the place he emerged as chairman in 1988 and sooner or later turned into President of the Confederation of African Volleyball from 2001-10 and 2014-20.