The Lagos State Divisional Football Association (DFA) on Friday elected new executives which comprise the Chairman and Board members that will serve in the association for the next four years.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the election which took place at the Lagos State Football Association Secretariat, Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, had new executives for the five divisions of the state elected.
The five divisions — Ikorodu, Epe, Lagos Island, Ikeja and Badagry — sent their delegates.
The peaceful election had the chairmanship positions keenly contested in some divisions, but for Ikorodu and Epe the position was won unopposed.
For the Ikeja Division, Oladele Gbajumo was elected, as he defeated Adebola Brown, while Adenike Durosola was elected as the Board member.
The Badagry division had Adesegun Kosoko elected while the Ikorodu Division had Abdul Shonibare elected unopposed.
For the Lagos Island Chairmanship position keenly contested, Ahmed Tinubu defeated the 1st Vice-Chairman of the Lagos State Football Coaches Association (LSFA), Adewale Tairu with a margin of two votes.
For the DFA Chairmanship position for the Epe, Olusegun Osinaike was returned unopposed.
The Chairman of LSFA, and 1st Vice President, Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi described the election as a peaceful one.
“The election further testified to that fact that the stakeholders of football in Lagos state are a family. It is a family affair which suggested the reason for the peaceful election.
“We have been able to conduct election in a peaceful atmosphere and I think the mind of everybody is to move football as sport to a higher level in Lagos State.
“I will implore everyone to contribute their quota toward moving this great sport to an enviable height,” he said.
One of the contestants, Adewale Tairu, described the election as free and fair.
“What we have had today is a peaceful election and I must commend the electoral body for their neutrality and well done job,” he said.
Tairu, however, condemned an alleged inducement of delegates by one of the contestants.
“This is football and I think anybody who wants to truly serve should not engage in such act.
“But in all, the election was peaceful, free and fair,” he said.
Edited by Oluwole Sogunle